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According to research, having cavities and missing teeth can have a negative impact on one's brain health.
Signs of poor dental health are linked to a higher risk of stroke.

A person’s brain health may be negatively impacted by tooth decay and missing teeth, according to studies. Both routine dental checkups and at-home oral hygiene practises should be practised, according to experts. They point out that their findings are the most recent evidence that having dental problems can have an impact on your overall health. According to recent studies, signs of poor dental health are linked to a higher risk of stroke.

A peer-reviewed journal has not yet published the preliminary research. It will be presented at the International Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association in Dallas this month. The lead researher is Dr. Cyprien Rivier of Yale University.

According to researchers, their study adds to the body of literature already available on the relationship between poor dental health and adverse body-wide health consequences.

Tooth decay and dentures:

According to a study by Rivier, those who are genetically predisposed to tooth decay and missing teeth are also more prone to have problems with their brain’s health.

Researchers found that persons with poor dental health were more likely to have accumulated damage in the white matter of the brain. They foudnt this after reviewing the data of nearly 40,000 adults with an average age of 57 in the U.K. Biobank.

Rivier says that the replication of these results in various populations is one of the upcoming study directions.

Rivier also pointed out that the study is preliminary and more data must be acquired. It needs more clinical trials, to prove that enhancing oral health has positive effects on brain health.

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