By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking good care of your teeth — brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups — is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it’s also vital for brain health.

While it was already clear that poor dental health could increase stroke and heart disease risk, a new study funds that adults who are genetically prone to have cavities, dentures and missing teeth are also more likely to show signs of declining brain health.

That declining brain health could affect memory and the ability to think clearly and function in life.



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