Alzheimer's & Gum Disease

Alison

Holy cow, if healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime isn’t enough reason to practice good oral hygiene this certainly would tip the scale for me.

It seems that the bacteria involved in periodontal or gum disease, P. gingivalis, is

442 Billion $

Alison

442 billion dollars is the total world wide cost per year due to dental disease according to the International and American Associations for Dental Research. You can check out their report with this link

Marilyn Monroe’s Teeth

Alison

“The Story of My Teeth” is a novel by Valeria Luiselli. It’s, “an unusual novel-essay about art, identity and stories”, and after reading the review it certainly sounds interesting. You can check out the NPR review of this book with this link

Knees & Oral Hygiene

Alison

“A woman in Wisconsin got a nasty bacterial infection in her knee, but the infection's source was an unexpected culprit: her vigorous tooth-flossing regimen”