Dental examination prevents dementia
One study revealed that regular check-ups with the dentist helps stave off dementia. Finnish researchers found that people with gum disease are about five times more likely to develop the condition.
This suggests that “monitoring and management” of dental health can be key in preventing the condition, experts said.
Over the past decade, studies have revealed a link between poor oral health and dementia, leading researchers to speculate that the condition could be caused by gum disease.
The bacteria that cause bleeding gums can reach the brain, where medics believe it is causing damage.