Harmful Oral Bacteria Found in Smokeless Tobacco Products


We would like to think that our patients already know the risks of using smokeless tobacco, but in case anyone needs additional convincing, check out the latest discovery:

"Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to the National Center for Toxicological Research. For example, Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus could potentially cause inflammation of the lungs, while other Bacillus species also could present health concerns."

Read the entire story at: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1203-harmful-oral-bacteria-found-in-smokeless-tobacco-products#sthash.WejOgpYS.dpuf


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