Study: Alcohol consumption can have negative impact on gum health

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers have found that consumption of alcoholic beverages can have adverse effects on the health of a person’s gums, aggravating existing cases of severe periodontal disease or increasing periodontal disease risk factors. Moreover, previous research indicates that poor oral hygiene is a common trait in alcohol users, thus increasing drinkers’ susceptibility for developing periodontal disease.

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