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The Link Between Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease

Keeping teeth and gums healthy is not only critical to avoid dental complications. Research has revealed a link between gum disease (periodontitis) and Alzheimer’s disease.

– Chronic gum disease increases risk of Alzheimer’s by 70 percent.

– Gum disease causes inflammation throughout the body that could trigger Alzheimer’s.

– Regular brushing and flossing are critical to preventing gum disease.

“Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.”

Read more:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/long-term-gum-disease-linked-to-alzheimers-disease_us_59974d9de4b0a2608a6c768a

Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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