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As early as 2017, Japanese researchers from Kyushu University in Fukuoka discovered in a study a connection between bad teeth and Alzheimer’s. They collected data from around 1,600 volunteers aged 60 and over and found that oral hygiene had a direct influence on mental health: the fewer of their own teeth older people still had, along with how poorer the condition that their teeth were in, the higher their risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease became.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.