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Monday, April 16, 2012

Study Warns of Killer Bugs in Dentures

A new study has warned that dentures, despite its clean look, could be teeming with killer bugs like MRSA.

Researchers have advised that putting infected false teeth in a microwave oven for three minutes makes them safe.

Dentures are known to get covered with thin layers of bacteria called biofilms, which can lurk until they are breathed into the lungs.

Nearly 20 million people in the U.S. wear full or partial dentures often infected with MRSA or drug-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Read more: Study Warns of Killer Bugs in Dentures | MedIndia http://www.medindia.net/news/study-warns-of-killer-bugs-in-dentures-99839-1.htm#ixzz1sE115MTb

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