Brushing Your Teeth – saving yourself from Meningitis

Regular brushing can help prevent meningitis. To such an unexpected conclusion reported Swiss scientists.

In recent studies, they found in the oral cavity of patients with meningitis bacterium Streptococcus tigurinus. Dr. Andrea who led the study at the University of Zurich, Zbinden said that, apparently, the bacteria have a natural potential to cause severe disease. She believes that the bacterium can enter the bloodstream through the bleeding gums, although the specific risk factors for infection have not yet fully defined. This will require further study.

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