Good Smile, Healthy Brain?
Souvik Sen* and Lauren Dennis Giamberardino
Department of Neurology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Souvik Sen
Department of Neurology
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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Received April 25, 2016; Accepted April 27, 2016; Published April 29, 2016
Citation: Sen S, Dennis LG (2016) Good Smile, Healthy Brain?. J Neurol Disord 4:e119. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000e119
Copyright: © 2016 Sen S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Periodontal disease is an infectious disease causes my microorganisms resulting in the corrosion of tissues around the tooth surface and soft tissue lining the mouth, loss of connective tissue attachment, breakdown of bone that holds the teeth, and tooth loss. The symptoms are bleeding gum (gingivitis), gingival pockets and bone loss (periodontal disease) leading to tooth mobility and eventually tooth loss. In the United States, periodontal disease is very prevalent and becomes more prevalent in aging populations. According to a recent survey in the United States, approximately half of adults have some level of periodontal disease and almost 10% of those have severe disease.