Many of the benefits we can get the dental hygiene habits and mouth, one of them is to keep the memory sharp. According to recent studies published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatrist.

According to experts, the pathogen that causes dental disorder called Porphyromonas gingivalis in large quantities in the mouth, especially in the elderly can cause memory problems. These pathogens can be removed if we are diligent in brushing your teeth twice a day and regular dental check to the doctor.

Dr. James M. Noble from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA, says, people with Porhyromonas gingivalis pathogen is well known susceptible to interference in the recall letter or number in the test memory skills.

In his study, Noble and his team perform tests on 2300 men and women aged 60 years or older who examined her teeth health and participated in various tests of memory ability in the National Health and Nutrition Survey III Examination conducted between 1991 and 1994.

In general, 5.7 percent of the elderly have difficulty in tests of memory and 6.5 percent failed the test addition and subtraction. The respondents who have the highest levels of pathogens (more than 119 units) of the most widely known to fail in the test.

Previously, scientists have linked the condition of teeth with various diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Gum disease also affects the brain’s ability to remember.