Don’t Forget: Dementia linked to poor Dental Health

Another reason to keep up your oral hygiene routine

A recent study done at the University of California followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over a period of 18 years, found that those who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65% more likely to develop Dementia!

Oral health and the body…

Keeping good oral health isn’t just for keeping your smile pearly white, but to aid in keeping the rest of your body fit and healthy. There are many other connections between the health of the mouth and the health of the body, which is why it is more important than ever to take care of your smile.

Dementia is not the only disease linked to poor oral health. Although most bacteria in the mouth are harmless, other more malicious bacteria can build-up in the mouth if not properly cleaned. This can then be swallowed and moved around the body, causing problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and a higher risk of stroke.

Keep your gums healthy to help keep your brain active…

Other studies have shown that patients who have Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common forms of Dementia, have a higher amount of gum disease-related bacteria in their brains than those who do not have Alzheimer’s.

We will take care of your smile

At New Wave Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast, we have a range of treatments to keep you smiling. Keep your mouth healthy by brushing at least twice daily and flossing once a day. For everything else to do with your smile, we have you covered.

Book an appointment at our Sunshine Coast practice today!