Yet another benefit to brushing your teeth--- better prostate health

January 24, 2019

I just read in my CDA Journal an article that explained a study on improving prostatis by treating gum disease.  Prostate inflammation was reduced by treating the moderate to severe periodontal disease that the men in the study had.  The Study was done at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.   Basically they took 27 men who had confirmed inflammation of the prostate and did nothing to treat them other than the treatment they received to improve their gum disease.  4 to 8 weeks later  21 of the 27 men had shown an improvement in their prostatis.  One of the authors of the study,  Nabil Bissada, explained that gum disease not only affects the mouth, but is a system-wide condition that can cause inflammation in various parts of the body.  This is just one of the areas in the body affected by the inflammation of the gums we call periodontitis.  It is really important to maintain a healthy mouth. 



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