The Connection Between Oral Health and Brain Health

This one should be a no-brainer.
Oral health + brain health = a healthier, happier you.

Oral Health and Brain Disease Link

Chronic gum inflammation may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and stroke.1

Losing more than half your teeth by age 60 may more than double your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.2

Someone in the United States is diagnosed with AD every 65 seconds, and it kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.3

People with dementia and Alzheimer's tend to decline in their oral hygiene. This leads to further declines in dementia and oral health.4

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1 Chen, C., Wu, Y. & Chang,. (2017). Association between chronic periodontitis and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a retrospective, population-based, matched-co-hort study.
2 Stein, P., Desrosier, M., Donegan,s., et al. (2007) Tooth loss, dementia, and neuropathology in the Nun Study.
3 Alzheimer’s Association
4 Shaik, M., Ahmad, S., Gan, S., et al. (2014). How do periodontal infections affect the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

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