At ONVI, we’re here to help you improve your total wellness in addition to your oral health. Since great whole-health habits can contribute to great oral health, we’ll be giving you up-to-the-minute information on the best ways to care for your mouth, body,and mind.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Several recent studies have suggested that there may be links between poor oral health (specifically, gum disease) and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the UK’s Alzheimer’s Society, if further research proves these links to be true, then good oral health may help slow dementia.
For those currently dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia, focusing on oral health routines is critical. Patients may forget how to care for their teeth or why it is important. The Alzheimer’s Association has excellent caregiver tips for helping patients with daily oral care and working with a dentist.
Committing to an improved oral care routine today can help you avoid health issues as you age.