22% of study participants with severe gum disease developed dementia, and 23% diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment suffered extreme tooth loss. Only 14% of those with healthy gums were later diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings add further evidence for the link between dental hygiene and dementia.
Brushing your teeth may be a way to stave off the development of Alzheimer's disease. Study provides new evidence of how bacteria associated with gingivitis contributes to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Study tracks how bacteria associated with gum disease can travel through the body and exude toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.
People with chronic periodontitis have a 6% increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have implicated Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacteria commonly associated with gum disease, in Alzheimer's pathology. The study reports oral Pg infections leads to a colonization and increased production of amyloid beta.
A new study reports on a link between periodontitis and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.