Oral Health for Brain Health

July 23, 2021by admin

Mind your mouth

We know dentists and dental hygienists recommend brushing and flossing to keep teeth and gums healthy, but there’s more to it than that. Even neurosurgeons would agree! Brushing and flossing can also be good for your brain.

Harmful bacteria cause gum disease — an infection of your gums and supporting bone around your teeth (gingivitis and periodontitis). So what does this have to do with your brain? 

How does brushing your teeth affect your brain?

The bacteria can enter the bloodstream and move from the mouth to the brain where enzymes called gingipains are released that break down nerve cells. The destruction of the nerve cells can result in memory loss and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. There is also a concern with inflammation – gum disease leads to inflammation, and chronic inflammation has been associated with a multitude of health issues including declining brain health. 

Keep your brain healthy with good oral hygiene

Brushing and flossing reduce the bacteria associated with brain health issues — so keep up these good habits for a healthy mouth, healthy body and a healthy brain!

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Michelle sherwoodMichelle sherwood
14:16 22 Sep 22
Absolutely amazing! Very highly recommend! Everyone made me feel welcome and always made me feel at ease as I was very anxious and embarrassed. I required Dentures the whole experience was awesome from start to finish. Very highly skilled! I drove one hour to and from each appointment and it was worth it!
Gary SheaGary Shea
14:14 26 Jul 22
The service is excellent by all the staff and Dr Cohen is by far the best dentist that I have ever been to. He is knowledgeable and experienced and ensures that you are comfortable while he is working on your teeth. Many people are concerned with the freezing process when having work done, but Dr. Cohen is so good that you will literally not feel anything. I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen.
David GagnerDavid Gagner
18:50 15 Jun 22
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John WrightJohn Wright
20:10 11 May 22
Dr Michael did a great job on my first implant. I was so impressed with the high level of personal service that I transferred my account from a dentist where I had a 20+ year relationship. I feel Lakeshore Dental can serve me better as I need more crowns and implants. The office is clean, spacious and as safe as any business can be. I recommend Dr Michael and his excellent and very friendly support team
Michelle OagMichelle Oag
14:17 09 May 22
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