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

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

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

People with dementia and AD tend to decline in their oral hygiene.
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Someone in the United States is diagnosed with AD every 65 seconds, and it kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.3

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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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