Good oral hygiene protects your brain as well as your gums
The human gut houses trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms that are part of your immune system and are collectively known as the gut microbiome. Similarly, your mouth teems with microscopic life, collectively known as the oral microbiome.
Just like bacteria in the gut, some are friendly and helpful, while others are downright hostile and harmful.
Around 700 species of bacteria make your mouth their home. Around a dozen or so species are considered “bad”, or pathogenic. These rogues are responsible for more than just gum disease; they are also involved in the development of Alzheimer’s.
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