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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Oral Health Are Officially Linked

Posted on 2/10/2020 by Dr. Call
Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Oral Health Are Officially LinkedPeople around the world are hopeful that a treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease is around the corner. This disease is one that many people fear due to how much of themselves a person loses as a result.

While a cure has not yet been found, there has been a connection established. People with poor oral health are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. By keeping up with your oral health, it can keep the risk of developing Alzheimer's down.

How Poor Oral Health and Alzheimer's Disease Are Connected

When you do not take care of your mouth, you get a buildup of tartar and plaque around your mouth. This is what leads to tooth decay. However, after time, the plaque extends to places beyond your mouth. The plaque builds up in your blood streams and your heart, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Plus, the plaque can also deposit itself in your brain. This is what scientists believe leads to the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Something as simple as making sure that you keep up with brushing twice per day, flossing once per day, and seeing us in our office every six months can slow down the progression of plaque buildup around your body, if not stopping it entirely. This easy routine can also help drastically cut your chances of developing Alzheimer's in the future. You need to make sure you keep your mouth as clean as possible. This is especially true if you are at a higher risk of developing brain-related issues like dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

For more information on how to keep your oral health as optimal as possible, contact us here at our office. We can help you learn how to best keep your mouth healthy, plus also share what we know about how these issues are connected.
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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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