12 December 2017

Your mouth is home to a plethora of different bacteria

You might be surprised to hear that your mouth is home to a plethora of different bacteria. But don’t be alarmed, many of the hundreds of species of microorganisms that live in your saliva play an important role in defending you against a variety of harmful pathogens attempting to enter your body. Recently, British researchers have discovered that the particular mix of these salivary microbes is not passed on from parent to child, but is mostly determined by the household environment in which you grow up as a small child.


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