Friday Night Heroes Scoreboard
Live Radar: Follow the storms moving across Oklahoma

Researchers find link between gum disease and dementia

gum

Doctors may have found an interesting link between gum disease and dementia.

Researchers in the United Kingdom say bacteria that is associated with gum disease can get into the brain and could play a role in determining who develops dementia.

Experts found signs of the bacteria in four out of 10 samples of brain tissue from Alzheimer’s patients.

However, they didn’t find it any in the samples taken from people who have never had dementia.

Doctors say it does not prove that gum disease causes dementia but does indicate a link.

Gum disease has also been linked to cardiovascular problems.