A study from America suggests that regular check ups with our dentist may reduce the risk of bacterial pneumonia.
A national survey in the States compared the health of those who pop to the dental clinic twice a year – and those who don’t.
The risk was increased twofold in non-attendees.
It follows other research that revealed a link between pneumonia and dental health in critically ill patients.
It suggests that the medical world can do more to alert us all of the dangers of neglecting the health of our mouths.