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.”