Dementia and Oral Health: Is There A Connection?

  title={Dementia and Oral Health: Is There A Connection?},
  author={Suellan Go Yao and J. B. Fine},
  • Suellan Go Yao, J. B. Fine
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • As the population ages, both Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal disease may increase in incidence. Both do not have a cure and can affect quality of life. Research is being conducted to determine causes, treatments and potential relationship to each other. Proposed mechanisms to how they are related is via inflammation and/or bacteria. Several studies have addressed if dental treatment could improve cognitive function. However, further research is needed to further elucidate the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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