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Monday, April 8, 2013

Smoking Can Kill Helpful Oral Bacteria

It has been known that smoking can cause a lot of damage to the smoker but now according to new research, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease.  The mouth of a healthy nonsmoker, despite the regular disturbance of brushing and flossing, contains a stable ecosystem  of healthy bacteria while a recent study shows the mouth of a smoker is far more "chaotic" and more susceptible to invasion of harmful bacteria.
We, here at the Orthobee, participate in Healthy Smile which advocates patients to not smoke and teach them the harmful results of smoking.


image from www.smokefreewashington.com

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