Oral Dysfunctions: Unveiling Links to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

The surge in the global aging population brings an escalating challenge with a rise in dementia cases. Extensive research reveals the profound connections between oral disorders and systemic conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Studies emphasize the correlation between dementia and poor oral health, traditionally attributed to challenges in oral care due to cognitive and physical decline. Surprisingly, recent findings suggest a bidirectional link, indicating that oral dysfunction may not only result from but also contribute to the onset of dementia in aging individuals.

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