Periodontitis as a precursor for Alzheimer's disease?
Have you ever asked yourself the question: What are the causes of Alzheimer's? Does periodontitis lead to Alzheimer's? New scientific findings confirm this.
But hand on heart: do you regularly care for your teeth in order to banish bacteria that are harmful from the oral cavity in the first place? Ultimately, only regular dental care can prevent periodontitis.
In today's blog post, we explain why prevention is the be-all and end-all and why it is important that you visit the dentist regularly.
Bleeding gums? Go to the dentist immediately
If the gums bleed when you brush your teeth, it is usually periodontitis. In this case, you should see your dentist immediately. Bleeding gums cannot be a coincidence. After all, about 45 percent of Germans suffer from periodontitis.
55 percent of Germans have been able to prevent periodontitis. But healthy teeth are no coincidence. This is thanks to the good dental care in Germany. This also includes regular and daily dental care.
Periodontitis treatment inevitable
However, if you have harmful bacteria in your mouth and suffer from periodontitis, you should seek treatment from your dentist.
The reason for this is that the question that many experts have been asking for a long time, "Does periodontitis lead to Alzheimer's? Does periodontitis lead to Alzheimer's? has now been answered in the affirmative by a long-term study conducted by a research team from Greifswald.
Earlier studies already showed that harmful bacteria, or more precisely a certain periodontitis bacterium, can migrate via the nerve pathways into the brain and trigger inflammations there. Researchers therefore already suspected this particular periodontitis bacterium as the cause of Alzheimer's disease.
Every person affected by periodontitis should therefore consider treatment as unavoidable.
Periodontitis treatment delays Alzheimer's disease
Periodontitis leads to gum recession. If periodontitis is not treated, harmful bacteria later also attack the brain. This leads to a loss of brain substance. Periodontitis treatment, however, delays Alzheimer's disease.
As the Greifswald research team also found out, Alzheimer's disease can be delayed by about three years if periodontitis treatment is carried out. Ultimately, preventing periodontitis through hygienic dental care is the better way.
This will save you pain and expense and a lot of time that you will otherwise spend in the dentist's chair. That's why you should take care of your teeth with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush, for example. It can provide you with ideal support.