CONNECTION BETWEEN FREQUENT MOUTHWASH USE AND DIABETES? dentist Albuquerque
A study of 1,206 subjects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham indicated that using mouthwash twice a day could greatly increase the incidence of diabetes. The study determined that those who used mouthwash twice a day or more often were 55 percent more likely to develop type two diabetes or prediabetes during the three year course of the study.
It was discovered that mouthwash not only kills bacteria that can cause periodontal disease and dental decay, but can also kill beneficial bacteria that have a role in maintaining proper carbohydrate metabolism. The mouthwash was found to kill bacteria that were responsible for producing nitric oxide, a chemical that helps to regulate insulin.
The study also found out that using mouthwash once a day did not increase the incidence of diabetes.
An article on this study in medicalnewstoday.com online can be read by clicking here.
Until more evidence is revealed in future studies we at Clark Family Dental will encourage our patients to use mouthwash no more than once per day. We care about your health.
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