Protect the Health of You Loved Ones: Periodontal Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s
Chronic periodontal disease has been linked to a number of diseases including heart disease and diabetes. Perhaps the most terrifying disease periodontal disease is linked to, is Alzheimer’s. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's and 1 in 3 seniors will die with some form of Alzheimer’s.
Direct Link between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s
In 2010, researchers from New York University (NYU) used 20 years of data following a group of people from age 50-70 and found a link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. At the age of 70, people with inflamed gums were nine times more likely to score low on the cognitive test.