We often pay less heed to loss of teeth, but preserving oral health and hygiene is equally important as it benefits us in the long run. A recent study claims that loss of teeth may increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in grown-ups.
The findings revealed that people with less than 20 teeth were at a 20 percent greater risk of developing cognitive deterioration and dementia than those with greater than or equal to 20 teeth.
The rise of cognitive impairment and it’s pathologic has correlates (for instance, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia) is observing an increasing trend among the aging and the elderly, resulting in a considerable burden on our current health system.
The research, published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research Journal, establishes a connection between tooth loss and diminished cognitive ability in adults, which was organized by the International and American Associations for Dental Research.
It is of utmost importance to gain a better insight into the working and level of association between cognitive and oral health function as it could help with preventive interventions for cognitive performance.
This revelation hints at the fact that oral health strategies intended to preserve oral hygiene and teeth can prove to be significant in reducing risks of systemic illness.