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Updated 04 July 2014

Poor dental health may affect thinking

Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged.

Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged, a new study contends.

Potential connection

Genetic link

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Dr Imraan Hoosen qualified from the Medical University of South Africa in 1997. Together with his partner, Dr Hoosen now runs a group of dental practices around Johannesburg (Lesedi Private Hospital, Highlands North Medical Centre , Brenthurst Clinic, Parklane Clinic, Simmonds Street Medical and Dental Centre, Soni Medical Centre- Newclare). Dr Hoosen can be contacted on 011 933 4096.

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