Friday, August 22, 2008

Alzheimer's disease, other diseases and the condition of your mouth

A pattern is emerging for heart disease, kidney disease and Alzheimer's and oral health.

The way to a person's heart is through his stomach, the adage goes. But researchers now think the way to a healthy heart might be through your gums and teeth.

Evidence suggests that the healthier they are, the stronger and less disease-prone the heart is. If you don't floss or brush, you might be setting yourself up not just for gum disease but also for heart disease.

The link between what's happening in your mouth and in the rest of your body goes further still: Gum disease might be a kind of early...

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