Brushing your teeth may lower dementia risk (and 8 other reasons to brush)
from The Huffington Post
There are benefits to keeping your pearly whites so, well, pearly white that go beyond having a picture-perfect smile. According to a recent study from the University of California, daily brushing is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later on, Reuters reported. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study included 5,468 people with an average age of 81, who were part of a retirement community in California between 1992 and 2010. Over the 18-year study period, 1,145 eventually developed dementia.
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