Dental Bacteria Linked to AD
Did you know that bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain. Specifically, Porphyromonas Gingivalis is linked to Alzheimer's disease through it's ability to create systemic inflammation. This bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer's. Researchers point out that the bacteria is not causing Alzheimer's alone, but the presence of these bacteria raise the risk for developing the disease substantially and is indicated in a more rapid progression of the disease. Other dental bacterias, porphyromonas, treponema, and tannerella are also linked to poor blood sugar control and diabetes. Root canal bacteria is also linked to chronic inflammatory diseases. For deep dental cavities, a root canal may not be the best choice, so consider a tooth extraction and find a holistic dentist that uses ozone therapy. Our best dental products for a healthy mouth and to ward off infections are DentaVen (an oral probiotic), Neem Oil (a great anti-infective), and now a combination of PhytoZymes and Aloe Pro used as a mouthwash.