Current research is developing what may be early indications of a relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal disease. Several promising mechanisms of a biochemical cause between the two diseases have been suggested, the causal links are not proven–but are being reinforced. What is clear is this–there is now an early but seemingly strong link between the state of your gums and the state of your mind later in life.
N Am J Med Sci. 2015 Jun; 7(6): 241–246.