Save 10-60% on Your Dental Care. Join a Savings Plan Today!
Close X

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are > Dental Health Articles > Women may be able to reduce their risk of dementia through good oral health

Women may be able to reduce their risk of dementia through good oral health
Updated: 5/26/2011 6:59:57 PM

Women who practice good oral hygiene may be able to reduce their risk of dementia Some people think that visiting the dentist and practicing good oral hygiene only help keep one's smile looking attractive. However, dentists may be able to detect serious health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes or stroke risk during such exams. Moreover, insufficient oral care has been linked to poor overall health.

At a recent public health seminar, Atlanta dentist Peter V. Vanstrom highlighted the ways in which dental care can affect the entire body.

He explained that symptoms of red gums, tooth erosion or even bad breath may indicate that a person has an underlying medical condition. In addition, the dental expert said that bacteria in the mouth may access an individual's bloodstream through his or her gums and cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to a number of diseases, including dementia.

"People with gum disease are at greater risk of having a stroke or even dementia or Alzheimer’s since it is an inflammatory condition, and inflammation in a person’s body causes dementia," he said.

This may have significant implications for women, since females are more likely to experience dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353

© 2011 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on are for informational purposes only. Although strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and makes no commitment to update the information on expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on Decisions based on information contained on are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to with or without’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (100)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!