Setting The Teeth On Edge: Identifying The Risk Factors For Tooth Loss

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February 19, 2022

Okayama University’s researchers identified that oral bacteria can cause periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gum infection that can cause tooth decay and eventual loss. Genetic variety amongst hosts will result in volatile susceptibility, which will result in different risks of developing certain diseases. Dr Toyama carried out a cross-sectional study to show that periodontitis is directly associated with the microbiome. Essentially, these studies support that regular tooth cleaning is the key to minimizing periodontitis and maintaining healthy oral hygiene.

Key Takeaways:

  • Periodontitis is a severe gum disease and could be related to other conditions.
  • It’s a primary reason for tooth loss and is caused by bacterial infection.
  • Microorganisms in the mouth are normal, but when they get unbalanced, they can cause many diseases.

“Furthermore, they attributed the presence of the bacteria species, P. gingivalis and the bacterial families, Lactobacillaceae and Desulfobulbaceae, to periodontitis.”

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210902125040.htm

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