YOUR MEMORY COULD SUFFER DUE TO POOR DENTAL CARE

Some research suggests there may be a tie between poor oral health and an increased risk of dementia. One study that followed 118 nuns between the ages of 75 and 98 found that those with the fewest teeth were most likely to suffer damentia. Experts think oral bacteria may spread to the brain through cranial nerves that connect tothe jaw or through the bloodstream, and may contribute to the type of plaque that's been linked to Alzheimer's.

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