Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Gum Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Gum Disease

teeth, smile, dentist, healthBleeding gums are often the first sign of gum disease. Long-term gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has now identified as a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

Key takeaways:

– Keep teeth and gums clean by brushing twice a day

– Schedule regular appointments with a dentist

– Avoid sugary, processed foods

See your dentist at the first signs of any dental problem.

people who had the chronic gum inflammation for 10 or more years were 70 percent more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.”

Read the full article here:

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

Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.