Dementia can be prevented with healthy eyes and teeth according to a research. Healthy eyes and teeth have a direct link to the health of the brain.
Canadian scientists are of the opinion that healthy eyes and teeth can prevent the development of dementia in individuals. They have a crucial link between the degenerative mental illness where one slowly loses one’s capability to remember things with illnesses such as poor eyesight, teeth decay and arthritis and other related pains and aches.
In fact Japanese researchers conducted a similar study to prove that healthy teeth have a direct link with a healthy mind. They conducted a study of 4200 individuals and found that people who reported memory loss and its potential symptoms actually had fewer teeth left. According to Dr. Nozomi Okamoto who headed the research, the death of dying neurons in a person’s brain can be linked with the death of sensory receptors in the mouth. He also added that when the gums release inflammatory substances it can actually affect the brain the process and cause inflammation.
Researchers however, are of the opinion that only one ailment will mildly increase the risk of dementia and a combination of illnesses will greatly increase its risk. In fact with a combination of diseases, the risk of dementia will be twice as great.
Both these research point towards the fact that a healthy lifestyle is most necessary to prevent age related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Therefore, the next time you cringe before a dental check up, think twice as your teeth can be your gateway to a healthy brain later on in life!
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