The science of hand washing and the risk of dental infection
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The scientific community is increasingly questioning whether people who regularly wash their hands with soap and water will be more likely to develop cavities or other dental issues.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that hand washing with soap or water may be more hazardous than brushing with toothpaste, toothpaste with water, or toothpaste in a toothbrush.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, looked at the effects of hand hygiene on cavities and other dental health issues, such as infection, inflammation, and tissue damage.
The authors said that they had not seen similar studies on dental hygiene and reported that they did not conduct a controlled study in the United States.
“We didn’t have enough studies to do an independent assessment of handwashing effectiveness,” study author Dr. Jonathan Zagorin, of the University of Washington, told ABC News.
The researchers, led by Dr. Zagorski, studied a national survey of more than 15,000 people.
The results, which were based on questions about hygiene habits, included questions about hand washing.
The results of the survey showed that handwashing was the most common form of hand-washing among adults ages 18 to 29 and was significantly associated with lower rates of oral infections, infection of the mouth, and other health problems.
However, hand washing did not significantly reduce the risk for dental infection or inflammation.
For example, hand-washers were slightly more likely than other adults to have had cavities, but they were significantly less likely to have been infected with an infection.
Hand-washing also did not increase the risk that people who used toothpaste or toothbrush with water would develop cavitations or other health issues.
“There is a lot of information out there about brushing and toothpaste and toothbrush,” Zagorian said.
“But these studies have really been focusing on oral hygiene.
We were not really focusing on handwashing.
We weren’t really looking at toothpaste.”
The authors noted that they were not aware of studies that had compared handwashing to brushing.
Dr. David P. Mottram, a pediatrician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, who did not take part in the study, told CNN that it is important for people to take their hygiene habits into account when brushing their teeth.
“It’s really important to brush your teeth in a clean way,” Mottramsaid.
“I know many people who use toothpaste daily.
I’ve seen many people brush their teeth at home, and I’ve had people brush at restaurants.
The issue with brushing your teeth at night is that you’re not brushing your mouth every day, you’re brushing it in a very regular way.
So I think it’s a lot better to brush it at night.”
Mottrams, who is also the director of the Vanderbilt-based Oral Health Program, said that there are some precautions that are important for brushing, including not washing your hands in the evening before brushing.
“The best way to prevent dental infection is to not wash your hands and to not use toothpastes,” Mottersaid.
He also said that the most important thing is to wash your mouth thoroughly.
“If you have any dental issues, it’s really good to wash those out, because it will protect your teeth,” he said.
The findings were based upon a nationwide survey of adults aged 18 to 59 who answered a survey on dental health, oral health and hygiene, and risk of oral disease.
The study involved nearly 14,000 respondents.
The study authors cautioned that they are not recommending any specific measures or preventive measures, such a handwashing regimen or brushing, that were specific to individuals, such brushing with water or brushing with a toothpaste.
“This is a case where we really have to look at what is the optimal way to handle your oral health,” Zigorin said.
“What are the best ways to clean your mouth and your mouth health, and to take care of your mouth?”
Mottram also cautioned that the results of this study did not support a causal relationship between brushing with soap versus handwashing and tooth decay.
“There are many different things that people can do to reduce the spread of infections, and they can wash their mouths and their mouths healthfully,” he told CNN.
“But I think that it’s not a question of if people should be washing their mouths,” Molls said.
He noted that the risk associated with dental infection was much lower than for brushing with the toothbrush or toothpaste.
“So the question is, what are the things that you can do that are going to make a difference?”
“So, you could brush your mouth or you could use toothbrushes.
And that’s fine.
That’s the way to go.
It’s just a matter of doing the right thing.”
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