At Aya Zaky DDS, we recognize the profound impact of oral health on overall well-being. Recent research suggests a compelling association between gum health and cognitive function, particularly in individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. While further studies are necessary to establish a definitive connection, this study underscores the importance of addressing oral health for holistic health.

Study Details:

Conducted by King’s College London and the University of Southampton, the study examined 59 patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Blood tests were utilized to assess inflammatory markers, while dental hygienists evaluated patients’ dental health.

Key Findings:

The study revealed a striking correlation: patients with gum disease experienced cognitive decline at a rate six times faster than those without gum disease. This suggests that inflammation, a body response to gum disease, may contribute to accelerated brain function deterioration.

Significance of Healthy Gums:

Prior research has established that gum disease can elevate the risk of serious complications such as heart disease and stroke. Maintaining healthy gums is paramount for overall health. Adopting good daily oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice daily for two minutes and regular flossing, is crucial.

Care for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease:

For those living with Alzheimer’s disease, maintaining good oral health is essential. Caregivers play a vital role in ensuring their loved ones adhere to effective daily oral hygiene practices and attend regular dental examinations. At Aya Zaky DDS, we provide comprehensive support and guidance to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

The connection between gum health and cognitive function highlights the significance of oral health in maintaining overall wellness. At Aya Zaky DDS in Waverly, we are dedicated to promoting optimal oral health and well-being for all our patients. For more information on gum health or to schedule your next visit to our office, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your journey to a healthier smile and mind begins with Aya Zaky DDS.

Aya Zaky DDS
Phone: 517-321-2358
5001 W Saint Joe Hwy, Suite 2
Lansing, MI 48917