Researchers are showing a close link between long-term gum disease and dementia.
According to The Times:
Scientists believe that inflammation caused by years of mouth problems could eventually damage the brain
While this area of research is still work in progress – the study of 28,000 people could not conclusively prove that gum disease directly causes Alzheimer’s Disease – experts in the field are clear that proper dental hygiene could be recommended to ward off dementia if further research confirms the link.
Of course good dental hygiene is important for many aspects of your health and well-being beyond the risk of dementia and our staff are ready to give you the best practical advice to keep your teeth and gums healthy well into old age.