Brush your teeth and avoid dementia

Your mother taught you to brush your teeth so you would not get fillings. Turns out, her advice will also keep your brain healthy as you get older. People with inflammed gums (periodontitis is the technical word) are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. People with poor oral hygeine have the wrong bugs in their mouths. When they chew their food, some of these bugs get into their blood stream, and set off an inflammatory response. If this goes on for years, the inflammation can cause dementia. Read all about it in the journal Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29249963

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Dr Mulgan, co-founder and CEO of LifeGuard, witnesses the impacts of the western lifestyle on the ageing process through his practice as a GP. A significant part of Dr Mulgan’s practice sees him providing care to residents in retirement homes. It was his desire to place a fence at the top of the cliff, instead of an ambulance at the bottom, that lead to our flagship product, LifeGuard Essentials.

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