In the July 2018 issue, discover our special feature called "Teeth. Mirrors of our health?". Inserm’s Science&Santé magazine illustrates discoveries, debates and issues from the ever-evolving field of biomedical research.
Healthy teeth: essential for good nutrition and a nice smile. But there is more to it than that! We sometimes forget that the oral cavity is connected to the body. And as the growing number of studies confirms, harmful oral bacteria can pass into the bloodstream and exacerbate various diseases elsewhere in our bodies… Including those which are major causes of mortality. Something to smile about, however, is that researchers from Inserm, among others, are trying to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases.
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