Look After Your Teeth Now and Avoid Alzheimer’s in Later Life

Good oral hygiene protects your brain as well as your gums

Maria Cross
Sep 24, 2020 · 5 min read

Bugs in the brain

“It is clear from longitudinal monitoring of patients that chronic periodontitis contributes to declining cognition.”

“Loss of more than 16 teeth in early to mid-life is significantly associated with the development of dementia

The sugar-Alzheimer’s connection

Break the link

“It is estimated that 35% of dentate adults (those with teeth) in the United States between 30 and 90 years of age have periodontitis, and the prevalence of periodontitis increases with age to afflict approximately 50% of people older than the age of 55” .

“.. the good news was that people with minimal tooth loss and mild gum disease were no more likely to develop thinking problems or dementia than people with no dental problems.”

Feed Your Brain

Feed Your Brain explores the link between diet and mental…

Maria Cross

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MSc. Registered nutritionist, nutrition science writer, specialising in diet and mental health. Subscribe to AllYouCanEat.org.uk for free brain food guide.

Feed Your Brain

Explores the link between diet and mental health, and how food influences brain function. How what you eat can change the way you feel, sharpen your focus, and affect your memory.

Maria Cross

Written by

MSc. Registered nutritionist, nutrition science writer, specialising in diet and mental health. Subscribe to AllYouCanEat.org.uk for free brain food guide.

Feed Your Brain

Explores the link between diet and mental health, and how food influences brain function. How what you eat can change the way you feel, sharpen your focus, and affect your memory.

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