LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bleeding gums can be caused by several factors:
· Gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis)
· Brushing too hard
· Not flossing often enough so that your gums are not “used to” the stimulation
· Various medications that thin the blood
· Underlying medical conditions (such as pregnancy)
· Ill-fitting dental work (poorly done fillings, crowns or dentures)
A new study is showing that gum disease may be a sign that you are at risk for dementia. Researchers from my alma mater, NYU, are looking at the actual “bad” bacteria in gum disease which causes inflammation, coupled with a protein (amyloid beta proteins) which may be an early indicator, or causal factor, in developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Simply stated, this protein normally is crucial in nerve growth and repair, but later on in life a “corrupted” form can destroy nerve cells by clumping together and that can lead to the loss of memory.
So, with a strong link between bad bacteria and an abnormal protein that together can lead to Alzheimer’s, what does that tell us? Keep the bacteria count (and inflammation) in your mouth low, which requires brushing twice a day, flossing every night and having at least 3 cleanings a year with your hygienist, and increasing the Omega 3 fats that help reduce the (beta-amyloid) protein.
Such a simple, inexpensive solution to not only save your teeth, but save your mind.
Here is the link to the originally article:
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