Gum Disease linked to Alzheimers
People with poor oral hygiene or gum disease may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. “This new research indicates a possible association between gum disease and individuals who may be susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease, if exposed to the appropriate trigger,” said Dr. Crean, who is the dean at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Therefore, bacteria in your mouth can potentially cause damage to your brain. Therefore, it is important to maintain the health of your gums by seeing a periodontist!