Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan.
‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, March 9th 2017.
This relates to:
Takeuchi, K. Ohara, T. [and] Furuta, M. [et al] (2017). Tooth loss and risk of dementia in the community: the Hisayama Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. March 8th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].