The study was published in the online journal, Science Advances. Researchers have found a link between the two. Several other studies have shown some similar findings.
Here is a link to the abstract: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau3333
As you can imagine, there is still more research to be done and more to learn about the link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In the meantime, taking care of your oral health is important no matter what the research results determine down the road.
Your oral hygienist is your partner and an expert at helping you maintain the best possible oral health. Your dentist is of course too! The bottom line, what happens in your mouth matters a great deal. Neglecting your oral health has consequences, small fillings can turn into larger ones, or you may miss the opportunity to stop a filling from turning into a crown, or worse.
Cleanings and exams help your teeth and gums stay healthy, can minimize potential disease, and more evasive procedures in the future. Less is more in this case, right? That means keeping up with regular cleanings and exams. Plus, you want your teeth to last a lifetime! Right? You will be glad you did your part by coming in. We will take care of the rest!
We will do our very best to help you maintain your oral health. Give us a call today and make your smile a healthy one.