Gum Disease linked to Alzheimers, and how to prevent

People with poor oral hygiene or gum disease in Delaware 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.

Not only gum disease is related to Alzheimers. It has been observed that suffering from periodontitis can lead to an increased risk of the appearance and/or progression of certain systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, as well as pregnancy disorders such as premature birth or low birth weight.

Therefore, bacteria in your mouth can potentially cause damage to your brain and other areas of your body. It is important to maintain the health of your gums by seeing a periodontist in Georgetown!

If you suffer from bad breath, bleeding gums, painful gums and loose teeth, you might have gum disease. Do not wait. Your teeth and your body might be at risk. Visit your gum doctor, Dr Sanz, for a gum consultation!!!!