Another reason to break the habit: Smoking alters bacterial balance in mouth

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths, a new study has found. The researchers say their analysis is the most comprehensive to date to examine the effects of smoking on the make-up and action of bacterial species in the human mouth based on precise genetic testing.

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160329112843.htm