Are you having trouble remembering important dates and appointments? Our Federal Way dentistry clinic advises that one of the first things you should drill into your memory is your regular dental care routine! Not only is this a good habit to get into for the sake of your teeth and gums, it can also help you to remember the other important things going on in your life.
In a scientific study, loss of memory was linked to gum disease. Adults with swollen or bleeding gums showed poor performance in memory and cognitive skills, like verbal recall and subtraction skills, while subjects with healthy gums performed better. Therefore, if you find yourself struggling with some of your day-to-day mental tasks, it may help to “brush up” on your memory!