Brush and floss well: Oral Bacteria Harm Joints And Blood Vessels

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    Apr 22, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
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    The culprit behind a failed hip or knee replacements might be found in the mouth. DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with gum disease and in need of a joint replacement.

    This study is one of many coming from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine that have linked oral bacteria to health problems when they escape from the mouth and enter the blood.
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    Apr 22, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Inflamation is linked to many systemic diseases. Periodontal disease is a major source of inflamation. So, practise good oral hygiene.
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidInflamation is linked to many systemic diseases. Periodontal disease is a major source of inflamation. So, practise good oral hygiene.


    Take a good probiotic. They work on inflammation also.
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    Great post.
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    Gum disease doesn't cause heart disease, American Heart Assn ...
    www.latimes.com/.../la-heb-gum-disease-heart-disease-2012...

    by Rosie Mestel · More by Rosie Mestel
    4 days ago – A statement by the American Heart Assn. says there is "no conclusive scientific evidence" that gum disease causes or increases the risk of heart ...

    GREAT ORAL HYGIENE has many rewards but the more recent studies DO NOT show evidence of oral bacteria causing inflammation that invades other body parts.

    I brush, floss and rinse because I want healthy teeth and gums......and for the occasional kiss.

    For me, the idea of out of control oral bacteria causing other problems makes sense but according to the AHA, "blood vessels" as part of the cardiovascular system are not included in any collateral damage of Stinky Mouth Syndrome.