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Can Gum Disease Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease?

Recent studies have pointed to a different cause of Alzheimer’s inflammation in the brain or neuroinflammation. The plaques and tangles in neurons can cause inflammation, but other sources of inflammation in the rest of the body can travel to and affect the brain as well. Controlling inflammation has shown considerable promise as a treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s. Gum and periodontal disease are one of the major preventable causes of inflammation in the body. Controlling inflammation in the mouth and gums can help prevent many diseases, including cardiovascular disease and potentially even Alzheimer’s. 

  • Can gingivitis cause Alzheimer’s? 

Gingivitis may be a causal factor for Alzheimer’s, according to a growing body of scientific evidence. Inflammation caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease can trigger inflammation in the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s. Your oral health affects the health of your entire body. 

Whole-body inflammation caused by gum disease can lead to many chronic health issues, such as

 ·       Low birth weight and preterm birth

 ·       Alzheimer’sdisease

·        Preeclampsia in pregnant women.

·        Cardiovascular diseases

·        Pneumonia

·        Infective endocarditis

If you want to preserve and protect your health, it’s essential to take care of your mouth. If you can keep pathogenic bacteria in your mouth at bay and avoid gum disease, you’ll take a considerable step toward whole-body wellness. Your oral health is just one aspect of lowering your risk of getting Alzheimer’s. Other potential ways of preventing Alzheimer’s disease include:   

  • Taking supplements that support brain health·      
  • Improving your cardiovascular health·     
  • Getting enough exercise·      
  • Getting high-quality sleep·  
  • Keeping your mind active·   
  • Avoiding environmental toxins·   

Supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes by making these lifestyle changes will reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, and they’ll improve your overall health.

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