Science keeps finding ways that mouth health is linked to total body health.
The latest news is a potential link between gum (periodontal) disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In the study cited, bacteria from the mouth that causes gum disease was found in the brain tissue of over 90% of the Alzheimer’s patients studied. Whether this type of bacteria is the cause or a contributing factor in Alzheimer’s disease is still in question.
Either way, keeping gums free of bleeding and inflammation is even more paramount in light of this new information. Good home care and regular hygiene visits are our “chorus”, but maybe you’ll want to join in the refrain too!