Can successful oral care prevent Alzheimer’s disease? After all the evidence showing how oral health impacts one’s overall well-being, it probably does not come as a big surprise that gum disease is now linked to Alzheimer’s as well. Acquisition of a bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis, can result in the most serious gum disease – Periodontitis. However, the aftermath maybe even more devastating. The bacterium is now linked to Alzheimer’s disease according to a study conducted at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. In the study, recently also referred to in the Science Daily article , the researchers compared brain samples from deceased people with and without Alzheimer’s disease who were roughly the same age when they died. They found P. gingivalis was more common in samples from Alzheimer’s patients.
Naturally the best way to avoid having this truly harmful bacterium grow out of control relates to a successful mouth hygiene. In addition to conventional brushing and flossing as well as a regular dental hygienist visits, there is soon a new preventive tool for bacteria control. The Koite Health team is working against the clock to bring their revolutionary oral anti-bacterial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) product to the market. The Koite technology is optimized to selectively kill harmful bacteria, including P. gingivalis and S. mutans, in targeted areas of the mouth to promote successful oral health. In light of these latest results, the Koite device should be regarded as a preventive method before it is too late. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more.