Thursday, 31 January 2019

Can YOU tell which mouth is healthier?

She explained that the mouth with the yellow teeth is actually healthier because the gums were a pale shade or pink, while the white bright smile was surrounded by red, inflamed gums - indicating disease.

'If you brush properly in a way to interrupt plaque formation, your gums will have a light pink hue on the junction where the gum and the teeth meet (same for flossing between teeth), which is a good sign of health, no inflammation,' she said.

'During the inflammatory process of the gum area(s) affected, blood rushes to the areas and causes a red coloration of the gum. This inflammation is called gingivitis.


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Lower blood pressure slashes the risk of Alzheimer's by 15%, study finds

Lowering blood pressure could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

A study of more than 9,000 over 50s found those who got it below the newly recommended level - with a top reading under 120 - slashed their risk of memory problems by about a fifth.

They were also a sixth (15%) less likely to develop dementia, a figure that may be conservative to the short duration of the trial.

Dr Maria Carrillo, chief science officer at the Alzheimer's Association, said: 'Proof that lowering blood pressure can lower risk for dementia may be key to improving the lives of millions of people around the world.'