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Brushing teeth regularly helps prevent dementia

London, July 30 : Brushing your teeth not only helps you keep a dazzling smile, but it could also stave off dementia, a new study has revealed.


In a recent research, brain tissue from people suffering from Alzheimer was found to be infected with a type of bug that causes gum disease, the Mirror reported.

Dentistry Professor Stjohn Crean told the publication that people should pay particular attention to brushing teeth and visiting the dentist to reduce bugs in their mouths.

The presence of 'Porphyromonas gingivalis' was found in the tissue of 10 dementia sufferers.

The study conducted by the University of Central Lancashire found that the bug triggers a response in the brain that destroys neurons and brings on symptoms such as memory loss and confusion.

Dr Alison Cook, of the Alzheimer's Society, told the publication that the best way to reduce your risk of dementia is to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoying a balanced diet.

--ANI (Posted on 30-07-2013)

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