Have you ever considered how your oral health could affect your cognitive abilities later in life?
Many people think that their teeth are disconnected from the rest of their body, and problems in their mouth have no effect on their overall health. However, doctors know that your oral health is a window to your overall health. While scientists have found that bacteria in your mouth can affect your heart, not many scientists have considered whether a person’s oral health can affect their brain.
In this study, we seek to discover whether oral health plays a role in memory and decision making later in life. This research aims to shed light on whether a person’s oral health could affect their ability to remember personal memories later in life.
In this pursuit, it could also support alternative mechanisms for neurodegenerative diseases primarily afflicting older adults, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.