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Does 'swallowing' dental plaque result in heart attack or other heart issues?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Please elaborate
I do not know what you mean swallowing a dental plaque.

In brief: Please elaborate
I do not know what you mean swallowing a dental plaque.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
do you mean at a dentist? ... probably not.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: I don't believe
That there is a general afirmative consensus about this within the general medical community.

In brief: I don't believe
That there is a general afirmative consensus about this within the general medical community.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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In brief: Dental Plaque
Dental plaque is made up of bacteria that normally reside in your mouth, and is composed mainly of streptococcus mutans.
Since your saliva contains this bacteria, you swallow the bacteria every day. It is not the same as the "plaque" that forms in your arteries, which is an atheroma http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheroma

In brief: Dental Plaque
Dental plaque is made up of bacteria that normally reside in your mouth, and is composed mainly of streptococcus mutans.
Since your saliva contains this bacteria, you swallow the bacteria every day. It is not the same as the "plaque" that forms in your arteries, which is an atheroma http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheroma
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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