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Alzheimer’s Disease Connected to Gum Health | Naperville IL Periodontist

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A connection between gum disease and an increased cognitive decline for people living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease has been discovered in a recent study found by our periodontist in 60540 More evidence is needed to make an absolute connection, but it’s important to continue the conversation with research on oral health and its effect on your whole body.

The Study
 

King’s College London and the University of Southampton conducted a study observing 59 patients dealing with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. There were blood tests done to examine inflammatory markers present in the bloodstream, combined with dental exams done to investigate dental health.

Study participants who had gum disease displayed cognitive decline 6 times faster than those without gum disease. The key takeaway is that the body’s reaction to inflammation might be the cause of the rapid decline in cognition.

Why Healthy Gums Are So Important

By making sure your gums are healthy, it ensures the rest of your body will stay healthy as well. Previous studies have shown that your risk of developing heart disease and stroke can increase from gum disease. By brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes and flossing regularly, the healthy oral habits will ensure healthy gums. 

It is important for all of us to maintain good oral health, but especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease. If someone you love is affected by this disease, make sure they are visiting our office for regular examinations and are following a everyday hygiene routine. Healthy gums are the key to keeping the rest of your body healthy for a lifetime. 

Please contact our periodontics office in Naperville, IL for more information about gum health and to schedule your next visit.

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10 W. Martin Ave, Suite 211
Naperville, IL 60540

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