Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and it affects millions of Americans every year. Fortunately, it is a treatable condition at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno.
Gum disease (periodontitis) threatens more than your teeth, though – as if that weren’t bad enough. Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes gum disease and Alzheimer’s.
The scientific name for this bacteria is porphyomonas gingivalis Researchers have concluded:
“Chronic periodontitis and infection with Porphyomonas gingivalis have been identified as significant risk factors for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”
This study only strengthens the idea that oral health is firmly linked to overall physical health.
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