Dental Hygiene Could Protect More Than Your Oral Health
Scientific research has indicated a link between severe gum disease (periodontitis) and cirrhosis of the liver. The studies conclude that a thorough oral hygiene routine may protect more than your smile.
– Cirrhosis of the liver results in between 1% and 2% of all deaths.
– In a study of patients with cirrhosis, a link was identified between those who did not survive and those suffering from periodontitis.
– Experts emphasise the need to keep teeth and gums healthy, visiting the dentist for check ups.
Poor oral health and periodontitis are very frequent in patients with cirrhosis.
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