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

Categories: Gum Disease

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Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego offers quality dental care that covers both general and cosmetic dentistry. He can help you keep your gums healthy with routine hygiene appointments, and treat your gum disease with periodontal laser treatment.

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an inflammation or infection of the gums. Risk factors for periodontal disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, genetics, teeth grinding, and poor nutrition.

Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that can result in chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Researchers concluded that this bacteria is a significant risk factor in developing dementia and Alzhemier’s disease.

Your oral health is important to your overall health. It is critical to see your dentist regularly to keep your gums healthy (as well as your teeth).

Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego provides state of the art dental care to their patients. Services include cosmetic dentistry, implants, and a wide variety of general dentistry services. Schedule a checkup today.


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306 Walnut Ave Ste 25
San Diego, California