London, A lot of people think lazy to brush my teeth only causes bleeding gums or cavities. And not only that, the teeth are not well maintained could also adversely affect other organs, among others, trigger pneumonia.
Judging from its location, the position of the teeth is a little far with the lung so that the layman might be a little difficult to understand if the two are related. Still more closely if theoral health risks associated with migraines and headaches.
But a study at Yale University showed that the risk of pneumonia or inflammation of the lungs tend to increase when oral health is not well preserved. This shows, oral health canprovide a systemic effect to other organs.
Based on observations made on 37 patients in UK hospitals, populations of bacteria on the teeth are more common in patients suffering from pneumonia. This means that the risk of pneumonia is directly proportional to the number of bacteria that indicate the level ofdental hygiene patients.
“Our findings may help efforts to prevent pneumonia in the future, ie, by always keeping theteeth and oral hygiene,” said Dr. Samit Joshi who led the study as quoted from Dailymail.
This finding was confirmed by a dental health care foundation in the UK, the British DentalHealth Foundation. According to this foundation, this study is not the first to prove the relationship between dental hygiene to the health of other organs especially the lungs.
Dr Nigel Carter, one of the foundation’s leaders say that the bacteria on the teeth can be inhaled into the lungs along with patches of droplets or sputum. Dr. Carter recommended,ideally people brush their teeth at least 2 times a day each for 2 minutes.
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