Tag Archives: Dental Hygiene

Further Evidence on the Association Between Poor Oral Health and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease. New Possibilities for Treatment? (BBC News / Science Advances)

Summary Analysis of brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from persons with Alzheimer’s Disease indicates the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (the bacterium associated with chronic gum disease) in the brain and central nervous system. Animal research using mice indicates that … Continue reading

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Oral Health in Older Adults: a Review of the Literature (OBM Geriatrics)

Summary A detailed literature review covers the relationship(s) between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life in older adults. Effective management of oral health problems helps to prevent or reduce malnutrition / undernutrition. It plays an important role in … Continue reading

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More On the Association Between Periodontitis and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy)

Summary Analysis of data from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan indicates that patients with chronic gum disease (periodontitis) are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. “These findings highlight the need to prevent progression of periodontal disease… … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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Periodontitis Accelerates Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary Gum disease (periodontitis) appears to be associated with a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease already. Full Text Link Reference Howell, D. (2016). Gum disease link to Alzheimer’s, research suggests. London: BBC … Continue reading

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