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There is a link between poor oral hygiene and Alzheimer's

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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. 


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