Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dental Did You Know: Pneumonia and Oral Hygiene

In experiments involving patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit, the use of an antimicrobial rinse and improved oral hygiene reduced the incidence of pneumonia by 60% compared to controls.

Source: The Oral-Systemic Disease Relationship: An Update for Practicing Dentists, The Colgate Oral Care Report, 2007, Volume 16, No 4, pg 3.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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