Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

gum disease treatment Maple Grove

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them in good shape we’ve got a doozy.

Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that contributes to chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

The researchers concluded:

“Chronic periodontitis and infection with Porphyomonas gingivalis have been identified as significant risk factors for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Gum disease is, for the most part, preventable. The best thing you can do to keep from getting it is brush and floss twice a day, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN we treat gum disease, and offer complete family dentistry services. Patients from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo trust us with their dental health. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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