Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease – New Research Suggests There May Be A Link

Alzheimer’s disease and gum disease.

You wouldn’t think they’d normally go together but there has recently been compelling evidence that suggests that Alzheimer’s could be caused by the same bacterium involved in gum disease. 

Crazy to think about huh? 

In an article recently posted by New Scientist there is a new hypothesis that the bacteria can enter your bloodstream through damage to the lining of your mouth and make its way into the brain, causing inflammation and an excessive immune response; two key characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease.

Although research looks promising in terms of finding a cure, it is still in its preliminary stages so we’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds!

Check out the rest of the article here.

The effects of Alzheimer's disease on the brain.