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Alzheimer's and Gum disease

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Joseph Kabaklian DDS
Alzheimer's and Gum diseaseAlzheimer's involves dementia, especially among the elderly in society. Dementia affects the mental functioning of the body and skills and has a great connection to gum disease and general oral health. Our dental team will provide more information on Alzheimer's and how to take care of oral health or of any family member who has Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a complication of dementia that affects people with Alzheimer's. You may forget routine oral hygiene tasks like brushing and flossing your teeth if you have dementia. Plaque and tartar will accumulate between your teeth if you neglect oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, which will cause gum disease. The gum tissue that surrounds the teeth is destroyed by plaque and tartar, and if you have gum disease, you run the risk of losing your teeth. Due to their greater prevalence of dementia, the elderly are more prone to gum disease.

Alzheimer's and Oral health

You can take care of your dental health if you are aware of the connection between Alzheimer's disease and your teeth. Alzheimer's disease and dental health are related, so if you're a caregiver, a dentist, or an elderly person, you need to be aware of this. All people involved in maintaining oral health when you have Alzheimer's will receive education from our dental experts, as well as caretakers. Assisting in the prevention of other illnesses like diabetes, visit our dental staff to receive the best oral care possible.

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