An analysis of data from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that poor oral hygiene, including dental problems and gum disease, was linked to a 56% greater prevalence of oral human papillomavirus infection. Among the 3,439 30- to 69-year-olds, 12% of men had oral HPV while 3% of women did. The findings were published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

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