Many of us maintain good oral hygiene to prevent cavities and avoid the embarrassment of bad breath.
Well, you may be thrilled to discover that your efforts to brush twice daily and floss regularly are preventing deadly diseases.
Your oral health and overall health are interlinked.
Sometimes cavities or gum disease are a sign your health is in jeopardy.
Below are the deadly health conditions linked to poor oral health.
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1. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Have you been exercising and reading regularly to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s? Well, you also need to take good care of your oral health.
Research shows that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and gum disease. In fact, a type of bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis) associated with gum disease has been found in brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to this report.
° Brian Syuki
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