Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

gum disease treatment San Antonio

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them healthy, we’ve got a doozy.

Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that contributes to chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

The researchers concluded:

“Chronic periodontitis and infection with Porphyomonas gingivalis have been identified as significant risk factors for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

Gum disease is, for the most part, preventable. The best thing you can do to prevent it is brush and floss twice a day, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio TX we treat gum disease, and offer complete general and family dentistry services. Patients from Shavano Park, Leon Springs, and Beorne trust us with their dental health. Call to schedule your next checkup today!

Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:

210-428-6535

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13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
78230

 

 

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