Why Going To Dentist Is Not Only Good For Your Teeth

New research suggests that going to the dentist can, besides removing the build up of plaque, stop you from getting pneumonia. Scientists said that having healthy teeth and gums reduces the bad bacteria in the mouth that causes the lung infection. People who do not visit a dentist are 87% more at risk of pneumonia than those who go for regular cleanings. Lead researcher Dr. Michelle Doll, from Virginia Commonwealth University, said, “There is a well documented connection between oral health and pneumonia, and dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health. We can never rid the mouth of bacteria altogether, but good oral hygiene can limit the quantities of bacteria present.” (DailyMail)