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    Oral Health and Cognitive Decline May Be Related

    Approximately 36 percent of people in the U.S. above the age of 70 years are living with some degree of cognitive decline. Research suggests that the decline could be linked to poor oral health.

    Key takeaways:

    • Conditions such as HIV/AIDS and diabetes will aggravate oral health problems since they lower the body immunity and ability to fight off infection.
    • Oral health measures include number of teeth, presence of cavities and/or dementia.
    • Factors that cause poor oral health (poor nutrition and diabetes) are associated with poor cognitive function.

    Dr. Wu says: “Clinical evidence suggests that the frequency of oral health problems increases significantly in cognitively impaired older people, particularly those with dementia.”

    Read the full story here

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308520.php

    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.

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