Oral Health and Alzheimer’s – Really?!

When is the last time you thought about the “ugly buglies” inhabiting your mouth as a potential route to developing or preventing #Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?  One such identified bacteria is Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), the bacteria involved in periodontal disease.  Those with periodontal disease are at higher risk for AD and this has been shown in various research studies in the US as well as in Germany.

Michael Detke, MD, PhD is the chief medical officer for Cortexyme, a pharmaceutical company focused on AD research.  “The hallmark pathological signs of the disease appear about 20 years before clinical symptoms, said Detke.”

There is much to do in the prevention of #periodontal disease such as regular cleanings (ideally with a biologic dentist), flossing and the use of high-quality toothpastes and rinses.  I love the #Biocidin products by Biobotanical – see my site, Resources, Emerson-Wellevate – to check out the paste and rinse.

Julie Freeman