A new study suggests oral care may be linked to cognitive skills.
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests practicing good oral hygiene may help the aging brain. As reported by Reuters, the study by Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, proposes a possible link between gum disease and mental function.
The researchers are quoted in the report as stating of their findings, “Despite the association of periodontitis with stroke and shared risk factors between stroke and dementia, to our knowledge, no epidemiological studies have investigated periodontitis relative to cognition… Although results presented here are preliminary and inconclusive, a growing body of evidence supports exploration of a possible association between poor oral health and incident dementia.”
More information about the study may be found in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.
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