Removal of plaque and timely treatment of tooth decay reduce the likelihood of severe forms of pneumonia. This is indicated by the results of the study, researchers from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Bad teeth are a potential source of infection and inflammation, the newspaper writes The Daily Mail.
In total in research took part more than 26 thousand people. It turned out that people who have never visited the dentist, more often suffered from pneumonia. In this group the risk of respiratory infections was 87% higher than people who regularly held examination, treatment and hygiene to the dentist.
Note, not so long ago experts from the University of Buffalo proved that the sleep problems may help to consult a dentist. Frequent awakenings may be associated with obstructive sleep apnea when the tongue overlaps the respiratory tract. As a result the person wakes up in the middle of the night.