Researchers in a recent study found that sleeping with dentures could double the risk of pneumonia. In this study, researchers at the School of Dentistry of Japan University of Nihon investigated the relationship between oral health and pneumonia. Pneumonia is a lung infection that is caused by the presence of bacteria, viruses or fungi and can cause death in severe cases.
In this study, 524 people aged 85 and over were selected randomly. Older people underwent annual oral health examinations and medical examinations until the first hospitalized patient died. Results showed 41% of older people who had their teeth removed while sleeping had pneumonia. Were.
According to another study, oral diseases are 2-3 times more common in people who sleep with dentures. The researchers said that with artificial teeth such as smoking affects lung health. The results of the study were published in the journal Dental Research.