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Improve your Memory and Mental Capacities

Mental diseases can be prevented, either by a healthy diet or by properly flossing and brushing our teeth. For this week Sani Dental Group will explain how brushing and flossing can stop memory loss.

Reasons to Brush our Teeth

There are numerous of reasons for which one should brush and floss twice a day every day, through regular visits to the dentist we have learned the importance of keeping our oral cavity clean.

Through flossing one can prevent dental diseases like gingivitis, discolored teeth, discomfort, bad breath, and many other oral diseases. However proper brushing and flossing do not only protect our teeth and smile; extensive research has been conducted and the results have proven that the bacteria that flourish in an unhealthy mouth can harm the rest of the body, leading to diabetes, heart disease, respiratory illness, and many other diseases.

Now imagine that proper brushing and flossing can prevent and in some cases even stop memory loss, how is this possible?

Well, according to a study conducted by the West Virginia University of Dentistry, Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can help preserve your memory. How does this happen?

Our Mind and our Teeth

Through their study, the researcher was able to find a link between gum disease and memory loss. That’s correct, having clean teeth can reduce memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease; diseases that affect one in five Americans over age 70. 

Financial advisors know the importance of making wise investments, they know that investment can guarantee their clients' financial freedom.

In the case of a dentist, your dentist knows that the time and effort you spent on brushing and flossing is a wise investment.

The Health Science Institute also conducted a similar investigation and their study concluded that flossing and brushing can reduce and even prevent the risk of cancer, gum disease, heart disease, a stroke, and even protect against mental diseases.

In the study, scientists compared participants’ oral health examinations, their performance on a memory test, and blood work that measures their level of inflammation to see whether gum disease is associated with memory loss.

The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry reported in The Daily Mail that according to the study, “the men and women with the highest levels of gum disease bugs were three times as likely to have trouble recalling a three-word sequence as those with the lowest amounts. They were also twice as likely to fail on a memory test based on mental arithmetic subtractions."

For more tips on how you can prevent mental diseases, we invite you to read our post: Foods to Eat to Protect Your Brain

Sani Dental Group Explains

For our dental clinic your oral health is our priority, however, Sani Dental Group knows that in our order to have the best dental experience your mind also needs to be sharp and healthy.

We know that we have many patients who don’t always properly brush or floss, but now that we know that not doing it can increase our risk of developing a mental disease, we now have another reason to properly floss and brush.

For more details on how to enhance your mental functions, thinking abilities, memories, or reasoning; you can read our post: Brain Boosting Foods that you Need to Eat.

If you know someone who is struggling to remember everyday things, we invite you to visit our blog and know how to prevent both dental and mental diseases.

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