Scientists found a correlation dental health status with the mental faculties of man. They claim that regular care of your gums and teeth makes it possible to reduce the risk of developing dementia in old age, says Reuters, citing the results of a survey conducted by the University of California (USA).
The survey of around 5500 seniors were allowed to establish that those people who brushed their teeth less than 1 time per day, and 65% had a greater propensity to develop dementia than those who toothbrush used daily. Scientists believe that this is due to that fact that bacteria from the mouth can enter the brain shell of a man, and thereby to cause inflammation and deformation of the brain.
In particular, based on the results of studies of patients with Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) was found in the brain of patients with larger volume associated with gum disease bacteria than there are people healthy, not affected by Alzheimer's disease. At the same time, these facts do not give a guarantee that regular brushing can become a kind of shield against Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.
The results of the scientists ' work was published in the "Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.