Did you ever think that a simple task like brushing your teeth could actually keep your lungs healthy—in addition to preventing cavities and gum disease? From chewing sticks to using twigs, hog bristles and horsehair, people have been polishing their pearly whites for millennia. Now, EU scientists are investigating whether good oral hygiene can also protect us from chronic lung diseases. They’re also checking what saliva says about our overall health.
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