Researchers are making new discoveries all the time and many of them relate to dental care. Read on to learn some of the newest discoveries regarding your oral health.
According to sciencedaily.com, Norwegian researchers have discovered a "clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer's Disease." "We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain," says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen (UiB). The bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer´s."
"Brush your teeth and use floss." Mydel adds. Good advice.
If you are using your teeth to chew your pen or pencil, taking a tag out of clothing or opening a bottle, you are putting your oral health at risk, according to the British Oral Health Foundation. Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation says that while it may seem trivial, using our teeth as tools poses a considerable risk to our oral health. Dr Carter says: "Anything from opening bottles to chewing foreign objects can damage existing dental work or cause our teeth to crack.
More than four in five (85%) 18-35-year-olds admit to using their teeth for unusual tasks. 70% of 35-54-year-olds and 54% of over-55s use their teeth improperly. Don't jeopardize your teeth or oral health by using your teeth foolishly.
Call Neal Dental if you have harmed your teeth or have any questions about oral health at 503-266-2705.
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