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Prolonged Gum Disease Can Cause Alzheimer’s

19th / September / 2017

Research reveals that people with prolonged gum disease (periodontitis) are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people without This is why you should be aware of the potential risks of gum disease.

Key takeaways:

  • Periodontitis increases inflammation in the body and is suggested to cause a decline in thinking ability.
  • Older people with gum disease are at 70% higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
  • Gum disease symptoms include bleeding gums, pain, sensitivity and tooth loss.

Brush and floss your teeth daily and regularly visit the dentist for treatment and checkups.

Read more at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/long-term-gum-disease-linked-to-alzheimers-disease_us_59974d9de4b0a2608a6c768a

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