One of the truly amazing things about science and health is how much we continue to learn. What we at Bender Dental Care find the most fascinating is how little people generally know when it comes to the importance of their oral health. That being said we wanted to take this time to share with you some of the most interesting health discoveries that involve oral health. If you have any concerns regarding your dental care or oral health please reach us at:

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Did you know

Alzheimer’s and dementia is an oral health issue?

Recent studied from the University of Central Lancashire determined a connection between poor dental health habits and gum disease to patient who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and discovered presence of the gum bacteria in the brain. This bacteria Porphyromonas gingivaliscan cause inflammation which in turn could trigger biological changes linked to the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Gum disease is now said to increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction. How does this happen? The bacteriaPorphyromonas gingivaliscan and others can enter the bloodstream through such everyday activities as eating, brushing teeth and invasion dental treatments.  Therefore, we at Bender Dental Care believe that taking care of our gums is more important than ever.

The researchers hope that continued donation of brain tissue will enable examination of more samples from people with and without Alzheimer’s disease who have relevant dental records.

They add that future research will involve determining whether the Porphyromonas gingivalis could be used as a marker for a blood test that predicts the development of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who are at higher risk.