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How Good Your Teeth Are and How Often You Get Pneumonia

Oral health is a big part of our overall health . It starts soon after we are born, when we learn habits that stick with us for the rest of our lives. It shows how healthy we are in general and can show signs of a disease that affects the whole body. In a study of a whole country's population, we found that people who got periodontal treatment were less likely to get pneumonia than those who didn't. These results may help doctors and dentists learn that periodontal treatment could be a changeable factor in preventing pneumonia in the first place. Good oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing your teeth and going to the dentist for regular cleanings and exams, can help you avoid many common oral health problems. It may also make you less likely to get heart disease, a stroke, diabetes, or other serious health problems. Even so, some patients might not be able to keep their mouths clean enough and get respiratory infections. Some people can get pneumonia from this. Studies have s