Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at The Parkway Dentist in Fort Worth. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them healthy, we’ve got a doozy.

Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that contributes to chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

The researchers concluded:

“Chronic periodontitis and infection with Porphyomonas gingivalis have been identified as significant risk factors for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

For the most part, gum disease is preventable. The best thing you can do to prevent it is brush and floss twice a day, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At The Parkway Dentist in Fort Worth, gum disease is part of our complete general and family dentistry. We also offer restorative dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Parkway Dentist:

817-735-1616

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101
Fort Worth, Texas
76109

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