Posts for tag: Dental Heatlh

By contactus@tuckahoedentists.com
August 30, 2012
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Dental Heatlh   Dementia  

A new study was released last week by researchers at the University of California that showed a correlation between brushing rates in the elderly and the development of dementia.  The study showed that elderly people who brushed their teeth less than one time a day were 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed their teeth at least once per day.  The reason for this link is still being studied, but there is a belief that the bacteria that causes gum disease can have an affect on the brain.  This just gives another reason to keep our mouths clean, not just from a dental aspect but from a general health aspect. 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48734124/ns/health-health_care/t/dental-health-linked-dementia-risk-study/#.UD-J2MFmQ5s



Dentist - Tuckahoe
115 Main St. Suite 1B
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
914-771-8888