According to new research, the health of your gums and teeth can help predict dementia. Studies at the University of Southern California have found that people who had periodontal disease before the age of 35 had four times the chance of developing dementia later in life than those who did not. In fact, they claimed that “older people with tooth and gum disease had lower scores when it came to memory and cognition test,” leading experts to speculate that infections in the mouth migrate to the brain.
It has already been proven that if unattended, diseases of the mouth can contribute to heart disease as well as other serious illnesses.
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