As we have covered before in this blog, the mouth can give dentists signs of overall health issues in the body. A new study is beginning to investigate the link between Alzheimer’s and periodontitis. Periodontitis is an inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support teeth. It is presumed that periodontal infection can cause inflammation in the brain and worsen dementia. This is also affected by the age of the patient, older patients will suffer from more pronounced loss of cognitive functions. As a dentist, remember that patient’s mouth show a lot more than just teeth, they can provide clues to life threatening conditions. To find out more about Aesthetic Advantage’s educational programs, call us at (212) 794-3552 and we will be glad to assist you.
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