teeth health smile dentistDementia is a disease related to the brain, and the brain’s good health is not just dependent on the kind of food you eat but also how you eat them or the means of consumption. In other words, teeth and also your dentist have a major role to play.

Key Takeaways

– Chewing helps boost the oxygen and blood flow to the skull, which helps keep the brain in good working order.

– According to a dental study on elderly Japanese people, an inverse relationship was demonstrated between the remaining number of teeth and dementia disease risks. The study indicated individuals with increased loss of tooth are more susceptible to dementia.

– Gum disease not just affects your smile but could also accelerate a decline in mental wellness significantly, thanks to the gum bacteria that increases the body’s inflammation levels.

Bad oral health is also indicative of the general health of an individual, since common oral issues reflect health behaviour, disease(s) history, and health care. Talk to your dentist not just to get your smile right but also to keep dementia at bay.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas BDS Wales (1996)

Dr. Thomas was born and brought up in Bridgend. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and Dentistry, qualified in 1996, and pursued dental VT training in LlantwitVardre 1996-97. Dr. Thomas held associate positions in Rhondda Valley. In 1999, he purchased Marlborough Dental Practice.

Dr. Thomas is interested in all aspects of dentistry including clear orthodontics (he is qualified to fit Invisalign, Inman, Six Month Smiles, Cfast, SmileTru) and dental implants.

He was a keen rugby player for local clubs in Bridgend and Cardiff Meds where he was Captain for two seasons. He also was a keen sportsperson playing county tennis, football, swimming, cycling, running, judo (until his knees fell apart and needed reconstructions!).

Now, Dr. Thomas rides his mountain bike regularly, and occasionally a road bike, plus he skis and enjoys time with his family, including two daughters and two dogs.