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Understanding the Link Between Gum Disease & Alzheimer’s Disease

February 25, 2019

Woman examining her gums in the mirror

Most people know that screening for gum disease and other common oral health conditions is an important part of dental checkups and teeth cleanings. What many people don’t know is that keeping up with these regular dental exams and teeth cleanings may also be diminishing their risk for common chronic and systemic illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, and many others. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.