Our bodies contain healthy bacteria that assist in many different functions. Our gut health is tied to our gut microbiome, which consists of trillions of these microbes. However, oral microbiota is also found in the intestine and may be linked to many diseases. Recent studies show that our oral microbiota is related to our overall health and could be tied to systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, cardiovascular disease, and digestive diseases. (1,2,3)

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