Recent research suggests that people with long-term gum disease are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease.
The research shows that people who suffer with periodontitis are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s “by as much as 70% compared to those who don’t” which is all the more reason to take care of your teeth and have regular check-ups at the dentist.
- See your dentist for regular exams and cleanings
- Maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing twice daily
- Eat a healthy diet, avoiding sugar
Gum disease can be treated so visit your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums.
The full article on the link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/long-term-gum-disease-linked-to-alzheimers-disease_us_59974d9de4b0a2608a6c768a.