Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind?
Connection between Gum Diseases and the Mind?
Gum diseases have been found to increase the risk of dementia later in life. Researchers have also discovered that individuals with periodontal diseases have poorer memory that makes activities in daily life more difficult for them.
How your oral can affect your health?
Experts have said that having good dental hygiene may keep your heart healthy as well!
Studies have shown that growth of bacteria and inflammation in your mouth may cause heart diseases. Plaque buildups along and below the gum line can cause bacteria growth and may enter the bloodstream, attach themselves to blood vessels and increase the chances of clotting arteries.
BACTERIA FROM THE MOUTH CAN ENTER THE BLOODSTREAM AND POSSIBLY TRIGGER A CHAIN REACTION LEADING TO HEART ATTACKS.
April. Chong (2009, April 2). Oral Health Link to Heart Trouble. The Straits Time (Newspaper, English)