When a cigarette, then mouth will be in contact with cigarettes, including hazardous chemicals in it. This condition could actually make the good bacteria in the mouth of death.
During these cigarettes are known to be risk factors for lung cancer. But cigarettes are also found to increase risk of diseases in the mouth because it kills the good bacteria in the mouth.
Researchers from Ohio State University to collect biofilm of oral (mouth) 30 healthy individuals, in which 15 of them were smokers. These samples were collected on the day of the second, fourth and seventh after cleaning by experts to reduce the contribution of other variables.
The results found by researchers is the most disease-causing pathogens are not found in the mouth of the participants who did not smoke that indicated by the lack of cytokines.
This indicates that the body does not assume the existence of healthy bacteria in the mouth as something dangerous. The results of this study are reported in the journal Infection and Immunity.
Meanwhile, the group of smokers, the researchers found the presence of pathogens in the mouth within 24 hours after cleaning, as well as high levels of cytokines that showed that the body is ready to fight diseases caused by germs.
“The mouth of smokers would kick out the good bacteria and pathogens can enter easily. So they were allowed to proliferate more rapidly than in non-smoking environment,” said study leader Professor Purnima Kumar, as quoted by Medindia.
The results this study further adds to the long list of bad things that might be experienced by the smokers, because it not only causes lung cancer, heart disease and impotence, but also kill the good bacteria in the mouth that can cause disease one of which is cancer of the mouth.
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