Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the SmileCreator of Naples, explains the relationship of periodontal disease in Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline in general
Naples, FL, May 10, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Periodontal Disease Increases Risk For Dementia.” Dr. Hernandez shares information from recent studies to illustrate the importance of good oral health on good cognitive health.
According to Dr. Hernandez, “Few people would think that the health of their mouth has anything to do with the health of their brain. However, more and more research is showing that the two are intimately related.” “In fact,” he emphasizes, “a healthy mouth actually has a great effect on brain health, namely in the prevention of dementia.”
Dr. Hernandez states, “A 2017 study linked periodontal disease to a 70% higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in people who had the disease for ten or more years.” He further elaborates, “Periodontal disease is a chronic oral infection that causes bone and tooth loss and it affects the majority of adults over 30 years of age. So, chances are you could have it and not know it.”
As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Recent studies have found a link between periodontal disease which causes tooth loss and a decline in cognitive function.” He adds, “According to an article at medicalnewstoday.com, “One study looking at cognitive performance followed 597 men for up to 32 years. The authors conclude that, risk of cognitive decline in older men increases as more teeth are lost. Periodontal disease and cavities, major reasons for tooth loss, are also related to cognitive decline.” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324485#Gums-and-the-brain
The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/periodontal-disease-increases-risk-for-dementia/
About Dr. Nilo Hernandez
Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.
Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results. As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.
While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.
The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.
As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.