Forbes October 1, 2023
Periodontal disease, dental caries and a high number of missing teeth were associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to researchers. As the average life expectancy of Americans increases, more people are being diagnosed with dementia. To prevent dementia, it’s important to eat a healthy diet, exercise, quit smoking and control chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. Here’s why you should also take good care of your teeth and regularly follow up with your dentist.
What Studies Have Shown
In this study, information on oral hygiene including professional dental cleaning and the frequency of tooth brushing, was collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The researchers found that professional dental cleaning and frequent tooth brushing were associated with a...