Oral Health Longevity Practices
Live Longer Weekly #4: Poor oral health risk factor for Alzheimer's, Tips on good oral hygiene, Useful dental products
Today’s Live Longer Weekly post discusses the link between poor oral health and brain decay, tips on practicing good oral hygiene, and which dental products are useful.
This post is part of my series Live Longer Weekly, where I curate actionable longevity tips from some of the best longevity experts in the world - Peter Attia, Rhonda Patrick, Andrew Huberman, Bryan Johnson and so on.
Let's unite in improving our health day by day, week by week.
#1 Rhonda Patrick on poor oral health correlating with rapid brain decay in memory-associated hippocampus
“Poor oral health, specifically gum disease and tooth loss, correlates with rapid brain decay in the memory-associated hippocampus. For people with severe gum disease the increase in brain shrinkage due to one more tooth was equivalent to 1.3 years of brain aging.
One aspect may be the way in which gum disease can lead to changes in microglial cells in the brain. Traveling through the open wound, the bacteria can circulate in the bloodstream and ultimately pass through the blood-brain barrier.”
#2 Protect against #1 by following Bryan Johnson’s Oral Health protocol
Brush AM and PM with fluoride free toothpaste
Tongue clean 1x a day using tongue scraper
Water pik AM and PM post brushing teeth
Floss AM and PM
Rinse mouth with tee tree oil
Apply CoQ10 gel
#3 Poor oral health as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease - Peter Attia & Kellyann Niotis
“The health of your gums, the health of your teeth, is actually quite a strong predictor of health of you as an organism. It’s hard to have very poor health in your mouth and have very good health in the rest of your body.” - Peter Attia
Kellyann Niotis also talks about the importance of flossing and using a Water PIK to scrape at the bacteria in your mouth.
LINK (3:27 minutes)
#4 Dental products: what’s useful and what’s not? - Peter Attia & Patricia Corby
Patricia Corby discusses:
Brushing tongue over scraping tongue
What type of floss to use
How flossing is even more important than brushing
Using the water PIK after brushing
The utility of electric toothbrush
LINK (10 minutes)
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Previous Live Longer Weekly posts:
#1 Live Longer Weekly: Peter Attia’s protein consumption, Rhonda Patrick on Omega-3 for high IQ kids, Bryan Johnson’s workout, sunglasses for eye protection, sitting on the floor
#2 Live Longer Weekly: Huberman on post-workout breathing tools, Rhonda Patrick’s skincare routine, Peter Attia’s effective warm-up workout, Lessons from a 100+ year old who reversed cancer
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