Prevent Alzheimer's by Taking Care of Your Teeth

If this isn't the best-ever reason to take excellent care of your teeth, I don't know what is.


"You don't only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimers disease.


"The researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person developes Alzheimers or not.


"'We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain," says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen (UiB).'


"The bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer's."

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