Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s DiseaseAug 31st, 2010 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D.
Gum health has long been associated with heart disease. But now gum inflammation is being associated with brain health issues. Researchers from New York University have found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with the disease, even in healthy people. “The research suggests that cognitively normal subjects with periodontal inflammation are at an increased risk of lower cognitive function