Dental health reduces risk for dementia

Reuters reports that individuals who brush regularly, thus keeping their gums and teeth in healthy condition, appear to have a decreased risk of dementia later in their lifetime, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

After following some 5,500 seniors over the course of 18 years, researchers found that people who brushed their teeth less than once daily had up to a 65% increased risk of developing dementia than those who brushed every single day.

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