Monthly Archives April 2018

The Link Between Oral Health and Male Testosterone

As scientific advances allow us to continue learning more about the human body, we’re discovering a strong link between oral health and overall wellness. In other words, being lazy about brushing your teeth and skipping the dentist can do a lot more than just give you bad breath. Studies have shown that unhealthy bacteria and inflammation within the mouth can worsen other conditions, including cardiovascular disease and endocarditis, an infection of the outer lining of the heart.
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Oral Flora? Meet the Microbiome in Your Mouth

What’s living in your mouth? Human beings live with microorganisms. In fact, scientists now tell us that we live in a symbiotic relationship with mostly bacteria, but there are also viruses, fungi, and protozoa (for example, the amoeba that you learned about in school). Scientists believe your specific cadre of bacteria and other organisms is unique to you and stays stable over time. Nobel Prize winner, Joshua Lederberg named this interconnected community of microorganisms the microbiome. When microbiomes are stable and have the right variety of microorganisms, we are much more likely to be in good health.
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