Now that you’ve finished off the Halloween candy…

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Another possible connection between oral health and the rest of your body: pneumonia.  At the recent Infectious Disease Society of America meeting, investigators reported on an study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that seems to show a more than 40% increased pneumonia risk in seniors with a higher plaque burden.  The study is ongoing, but this appears to add to the list of reasons why taking good care of your mouth is an important part of taking good care of your whole body!

Infections, Oral health, pneumonia

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