Alzheimer’s and Oral Health
For years, research has shown a possible connection between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. Science Advances published a study in 2019, found even more substantial evidence to support the relationship. Since then, the topic has been making headlines across the country. However, before you start panic brushing, it’s essential to set the facts straight and learn what the research means for your health.
• Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s cells over time, causing memory loss, language, and thinking skills. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer’s Association.