An analysis of all relevant studies published in the medical literature indicates that poor periodontal health and tooth loss may increase the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia.
The analysis, which is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, included 47 studies. Poor periodontal health (reflected by having periodontitis, tooth loss, deep periodontal pockets, or alveolar bone loss) was associated with 23% higher odds of cognitive decline and a 21% higher risk of dementia. Tooth loss alone was linked to 23% higher odds of cognitive decline and a 13% higher risk of dementia.
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