You could say one of the simplest and most important ways to take care of yourself is to take care of your dental health.
But maintaining a good oral health is not as easy as it sounds. According to a 2022 World Health Organization report, more than 1 billion people worldwide have severe gum disease.
New research shows a connection between gum disease and the tooth loss with a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.
For a closer lookBrett Burkhart and Patti Reising spoke with Dr. Alp Kantarci, Professor of Dentistry at Forsyth Institute in Massachusetts.