Heavy Drinkers Have More Bacteria in Their Mouths, Study Claims

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In case you didn’t know we all have good and bacteria in our mouths and it’s vital to our health.

But according to a study published in the Microbiome journal heavy consumption of alcohol could negatively influence the oral microbiome composition or bacterial composition in the mouth.

Researchers say drinkers, especially heavy drinkers have more bad bacteria and fewer good bacteria (like the kind used in probiotic food supplements to prevent illness).

Excessive drinking, like smoking is therefore bad for maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth, the researchers said.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/25/people-who-drink-alcohol-have-dirty-mouths-crawling-with-bad-bacteria-study-suggests.html

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