Dementia breakthrough: Brushing your teeth ‘can help ward off devastating condition’


A study of elderly people found losing teeth almost doubled the risk of developing the devastating neurological condition.

Those with only one to nine teeth remaining were 81 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease during the next five years.

The risk rose by 62 per cent for those with 10 to 19 teeth compared to individuals with at least 20 of their original 32.

But those no teeth the risk was 63 per cent – perhaps because they have a full set of false teeth instead.


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