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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1080-1081
Oral health care must be considered by any individual as one important way to heart care?


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Tavana AM. Oral health care must be considered by any individual as one important way to heart care?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1080-1

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Tavana AM. Oral health care must be considered by any individual as one important way to heart care?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 21];10:1080-1. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/4/1080/196691


Dear Editor

Heart diseases are the main killer in both developed and developing countries (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/). Different lifestyle measures have been applied to reduce the problem (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hd/prevent), for example, oral health care was emphasized very much by the scientists. The origin of bad oral health is related to many oral bacteria, particularly, Anaerobic oral bacteria Actinomyces, Arachnia, Bacteroides, Bifidobacterium, Eubacterium, Fusobacterium, Lactobacillus, Leptotrichia, Peptococcus, Peptostreptococcus, Propionibacterium, Selenomonas, Treponema, and Veillonella.[1] Among these anaerobic oral bacteria the genus Bacteroides is now reclassified [2] and a few Gram negative like Porphyromonassppformer B.spp [Porphyromonasgingivalis ( P.gingivalis Scientific Name Search ),  Porphyromonas endodontalis Scientific Name Search .endodontalis), Porphyromonasasaccharolytica,[3],[4] Prevotellaspp [Prevotellaintermedia ( P.intermedia Scientific Name Search ) or  Prevotella nigrescens Scientific Name Search P.nigrescens), Prevotellacorporis ( P.corporis Scientific Name Search ), and Fusobacteriaspp (Fusobacteriumnucleatum) are mostly isolated.[5],[6]

There are several enzyme activities, which come from oral bacteria like protease, lipase,[7] for example, periodontal and endodontic and tooth decay.[8] Heart disease is related to many different factors mostly genetic, lifestyle, diet, and nowadays, it is bad oral hinge behavior.

At present, there is no unique way to prevent oral infection; in fact there is no vaccination available. Many researches and academic achievements are on the way to solve the problem. What we need to do is to reduce the trend of heart diseases as follows:

  • Oral health care must become the first priority of international health organization to find the best methods of educating the people.
  • Dentist should encourage their patients to do oral health care daily and urge them to visit him/her on a routine basis.
  • The Government should allocate different human and budget resources to reach the high quality of oral health in the communities.
  • The lifestyle package must be trained for all, and different media (TV/radio) must be aired twice to aim programs related to human health.
  • The oral health industries must recommend the best quality of toothpaste, toothbrush, and oral wash disinfectant and reconsider their prices.
  • The insurance companies and organizations must make their first priority to invest in oral hygiene.
  • Finally, people who are not taking care of their oral health must be paid less than others.


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Sutter V. L. “Anaerobes as normal oral flora”. Reviews of infectious diseases 1984;6:Suppl 1S62-S66.doi:10.1093/clinids/6. Supplement_1.S62. PMID6372039.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Tavana AM, Korachi M, Boote V, Hull PS, Love DN, Drucker DB. Phospholipid analogues of Porphyromonasgingivalis. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2000;88:791-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Tavana AM, Drucker DB, Boote V. Phospholipid molecular species distribution of Porphyromonasasaccharolytica ATCC 25260T: effects of temperature, culture age and pH. Journal of Applied Microbiology 1998;85:1029-35.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Drucker DB, Tavana AM, Boote V, Love DN. Is Porphyromonasgingivalis heterogeneous?. Journal of Applied Microbiology 1997;8: (Suppl 1)S11-2.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotellacorporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:204-5.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Tavana AM, Isolation of P. corporis from oral cavity: What is the role of this bacterium in the mouth and other parts of the human body?. Indian Journal of Dental Research 2009;20:129.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
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Bao GuangJie, Kari Kirsti, Tervahartiala Taina, Sorsa Timo, Meurman Jukka H. Proteolytic Activities of Oral Bacteria on ProMMP-9 the Effect of Synthetic Proteinase Inhibitors. The Open Dentistry Journal. 2008;2:96-102. Published online 2008 July 9. doi: 10.2174/1874210600802010096. PMCID: PMC2581524.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
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Ali M Tavana, Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented?. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 2010;1:161. doi: 10.4103/0975-3583.70924. PMCID: PMC2982206.  Back to cited text no. 8
    

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University ofMedical Sciences, Tehran
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196691

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