Study links poor oral health with increased dementia risk

04/18/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients with few teeth who do not wear dentures are at higher risk for dementia than those with at least 20 teeth or those with few teeth who do wear dentures, according to a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine. Periodontal disease might increase levels of inflammatory markers involved in the pathogenesis of dementia, or poor nutrition resulting from tooth loss and an inability to chew might bring on dementia, the study authors wrote.

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