Taking care of your teeth will prevent cavities. However, a recent study has hinted that there may be a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Let us take a quick look at some of the findings.
– Long-term gum disease can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 70 per cent.
– It is thought that inflammation from gum disease may play a role in this phenomenon.
– It is important to see a dentist at the first signs of gum disease, like bleeding gums.
“These findings highlight the need to prevent progression of periodontal disease.” Regular brushing, flossing and cleanings are critical to preventing gum disease.