Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Study found that brushing your teeth can prevent meningitis

The teeth are a barometer of good health. Dental health is directly related to systemic health. According to the British "Daily Telegraph" reported on February 22, the authoritative magazine ", the date of publication of the International Union of Microbiological organized by the Federation International of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology published in Switzerland, a new study found that maintaining good oral hygiene can help prevent meningeal inflammation. Meningitis (the cause of the surrounding tissue of the brain swelling and inflammation), including: bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms. Meningitis has fatal.

The new study, the University of dental equipment researchers have found in the blood of patients with meningitis, a newly identified oral bacteria Streptococcus. The study showed an association between this kind of oral bacteria and meningitis. In addition, researchers are also in the blood of patients with spondylodiscitis and endocarditic patients found that this oral bacteria.

The new study leader Dr. Andrea said that the bacteria seem to have the natural property of causing serious illness. It can enter the body through the gums bleeding and blood system, but the specific risk of the bacteria to be further studied to determine. In recent years, scientists have discovered that certain oral bacteria into the blood system, leading to thrombosis, increased the risk of heart disease and stroke.

The experts said the new study will help the treatment of meningitis and other diseases more quickly. In addition, in order to prevent meningitis and other diseases, as well as to general health, you should develop the habit of brushing and flossing dentifrices and found that dental problems should seek immediate medical treatment.

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