Brushing your teeth not only helps you keep a dazzling smile, but it could also stave off dementia, a new study has revealed. Dementia means “madness” in Latin, de – “without”+ ment – “mind”. It cause serious loss of global cognitive ability and also various damages to brain tissues. In a recent research, brain tissue from people suffering from Alzheimer was found to be infected by gum disease.

Dentistry Professor said that people should pay particular attention to brushing teeth and visiting the dentist to reduce bugs in their mouths. The presence of ‘Porphyromonas gingivalis’ was found in the tissue of 10 dementia sufferers. The study conducted by the University of Central Lancashire found that the bug triggers a response in the brain that destroys neurons and brings on symptoms such as memory loss and confusion. The best way to reduce your risk of dementia is to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoying a balanced diet.