An apple a day has been linked with less oral cancer. Amalgam fillings in our teeth do contain mercury and release a certain amount every day; eating just a single can of tuna a week, though, is the equivalent to having 29 fillings in your mouth. Persistent organic pollutants have been linked to gum disease. Oral lichen planus, where the immune system starts attacking the lining of the mouth, has been successfully treated with the common plant purslane. Vitamin B12 supplements can be important to oral health in vegans and vegetarians. Canker sores have been found to be linked with cow’s milk protein. Poultry workers have been found to have excess cancers of the mouth and other body parts.
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