Did you know taking care of your oral health (teeth and gums) can also benefit your brain health? A study analyzed the potential link between oral health and brain health among 40,000 adults without a history of stroke and screened the participants for 105 genetic variants for poor oral health. Like the video so far, Subscribe and Follow us.
The study showed people who were genetically prone to cavities, missing teeth or needing dentures had: 1- a higher burden of silent cerebrovascular disease (also known as a silent stroke) and 2- an increased damage to the fine architecture of the brain (impacting memory). A healthy lifestyle includes proper oral hygiene.