The bacteria that exist in gum disease are found to be the same bacteria that lubricates the knee and hip joints. In 36 of the tested patients with osteoarthritis, only five or 14% of the patients showed a direct link between the bacteria in the mouth and the bacteria in the knee joints. This is a good sign that we are going in the right direction with this theory. With a bigger study more evidence could be found to really prove the theory. This could lead to a new health awareness campaign for oral health. Showing that brushing teeth not only makes your breath nice and teeth white it can also make you healthier. And this can really hurt the tobacco industry with another health problem with long term tobacco usage.
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