The most important indicator of the health of the body for people of all ages is the state of the oral cavity. This is the conclusion reached by American researchers from the University of Connecticut.
Experts note that manipulation of teeth and their supporting structures can lead to bacteria present in the oral cavity entering the bloodstream, which is dangerous for the spread of infections to distant parts of the body. That being said, even brushing your teeth for those with poor oral hygiene can lead to the release of bacteria into the bloodstream.
According to statistics, the prevalence of caries among pensioners is more than two times higher than among young people. So, 64% of older people in the United States suffer from periodontitis, and this ailment is associated with various diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, scientists say.