Having a healthy mouth helps prevent bad breath, cavities and gum disease. Studies reveal that oral bacteria can also travel to other parts of the body, leading to chronic diseases.
Main takeaways:
– Oral bacteria affects all body systems from cardiovascular to metabolism and brain health.
– The mouth is the second-biggest microbiome in the body, with hundreds of strains of bacteria.
– Researchers will use DNA & RNA to find out how oral bacteria can help prevent obesity and chronic diseases.
Bottom line: See the dentist regularly for checkups and practice proper hygiene.
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