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Flossing, Brushing Your Teeth Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A new study suggests flossing and brushing your teeth could help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Researchers in Norway discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer's.

The bacteria that causes gum disease can move from the mouth to the brain. It destroys nerve cells, causing a loss of memory.

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The bacteria is also linked to some cancers.

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