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    Keeping More of Your Own Teeth Could Lessen the Risk of Dementia

    teeth health smile dentistA Japanese study of 1,566 people over the age of 60 found those who kept more of their own teeth were less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Those with fewer teeth were more likely to have a poor diet combined with reduced chewing action, decreasing blood flow to their brains.

    Gum disease was also linked to mental decline. Other studies are also investigating a possible link between oral health and mental health in old age. The news is nothing to smile about but there are some ways to reduce risks:

    Key Messages

    – Regular brushing and use of mouthwash can help prevent gum disease

    – See your dentist for regular check-ups

    – Maintain a healthy diet

    Your dentist will check your oral health routine is working, helping you to keep your teeth and your smile.

    Simply looking after dental health could vastly improve Alzheimer’s progress”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.