New research suggests that good dental hygiene can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Scientists say mouth bugs fuel rogue proteins. Oral examinations revealed that older people with harmful gum bacteria were most likely to have the amyloid beta proteins in the brain that can cause memory loss and confusion.
The study team in New York suggest that deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from under the gum line may help.
Poor oral hygiene has also been linked to heart disease, and diabetes