Have you ever noticed your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth? This is a common sign of gum disease, which affects half of all American adults aged 30 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While gum disease is clearly a serious oral health issue, new research suggests the disease could negatively affect the brain as well. Want to know more? A dentist in Chittenango explains the link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s below.