Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Gum Disease

Bleeding 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.”

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