Keeping Your Gums Healthy May Prevent Alzheimer’s

teeth, health, smile, dentistTaiwanese researchers have found another reason why keeping teeth and gums healthy is important to our overall health.
Key takeaways:
– A study showed that people with chronic gum disease have a 70% higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s.
– There are other causes leading to Alzheimer’s, but poor oral health cannot be overlooked as a contributing factor.
– Prevention and timely treatment of gum disease are essential.
Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. To prevent this disease, brush and floss regularly. See your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams.
If you notice symptoms of gum disease, ask your dentist to treat it on the spot to prevent future complications.
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