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Ward off Alzheimer’s disease by looking after your smile

 teeth health smile dentistA joint study by King’s College London and the University of Southampton says that frequently brushing your teeth, as advised by your dentist, could ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

Key takeaways:

– The chances of getting Alzheimer’s within a five year period significantly increases if you only have between 10 and 19 teeth as opposed to having 20 or more as part of your smile.

– Furthermore, scientists have found that gum disease can have a sixfold increase on mental degeneration.

– As you dentist will advise, when you chew, you’re promoting the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, helping to keep your mind healthy and balanced.

Findings emphasise the clinical importance of dental care and treatment, especially in terms of maintenance of teeth from an early age for reducing the future risk of dementia.

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