Drs. Jack Lincks, Randy Demetter & Mike Florence

Respiratory Diseases

Scientists have found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lung to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease. This discovery leads researchers to believe that these bacteria can travel from the oral cavity into the lungs to cause infection.

Click here for more information from the American Academy of Periodontology.


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