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Study Links Serious Gum Disease to Dementia Decades Later – Gizmodo Australia

New research is the latest to suggest that the condition of our mouth and teeth is intimately connected to our brain health. The study found an association between people having severe gum disease or missing teeth in their early 60’s and an increased risk of …

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New research is the latest to suggest that the condition of our mouth and teeth is intimately connected to our brain health. The study found an association between people having severe gum disease or missing teeth in their early 60s and an increased risk of them developing cognitive problems and dementia up to two decades later, compared to people with no gum disease.
The new study, published Wednesday in Neurology, looked at the medical history of over 8,000 middle-aged people who were taking …

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