Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can help preserve memory according to a study at West Virginia University.
The researchers found a link between gum disease and memory loss. The link maybe an important step in the right direction to reduce the skyrocketing rates of demntia and alzheimer's disease that is expected over the next several decades.
Several studies have confirmed the link between gum disease and several chronic diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, but a new study also now links gum disease with memory loss as well. Keeping the mouth free of infection now may also mean reducing your risk to dementia and Alzheimer disease.