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Bad Dental Hygiene Can Increase Your Chances of Alzheimer's

Posted on 9/10/2016 by Boeckel
An elderly woman with Alzheimer's suffering from bad hygiene.The same plaque that causes damage to your teeth is responsible for other issues in your body.

It can cause plaque to build up in your heart, causing issues with heart disease, and it can cause plaque to build up in your brain.

This is thought to be how Alzheimer's begins, as the plaque begins to slow cognitive function. Taking proper care of your teeth is imperative if you want to be able to remain sharp and aware in your later years.

Avoiding Plaque in Your Entire Body

If your goal is to avoid having any type of a plaque buildup in your body, then you need to make sure you are taking really good care of your teeth.

You need to make sure that you are brushing at least two times each day for at least two minutes each time. Plus, you also need to make sure that you are properly flossing.

This means that you are getting the front and back of each tooth that you floss, plus that you are getting all of the extra debris out from between each tooth you have.

You cannot forget the teeth all the way in the back, nor can you ignore teeth that you can see between as each tooth needs a thorough cleaning with a fresh part of your dental floss.

On top of getting the plaque out of your mouth each day, you also need to make sure you go in and see your dentist at least two times per year, if not more.

Your dentist is going to be the key in making sure you do not have excess plaque in your mouth that could lead you down the path towards brain ailments like Alzheimer's disease, or any other health ailment that comes from plaque buildup.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.









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