Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, focuses his practice on helping people look and feel healthy. Recent research, according to Laura L. Carstensen, director of Stanford Center on Longevity and author of A Long Bright Future, shows that cognitive decline is not inevitable. She said that the brain volume does shrink slightly but the brain continues to make new neurons and fine tune neural connections as long as we live. The real key according to the research is EXERCISE! John Medina, professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine said, ” It reduces the level of brain loss and keeps cognitive abilities sharp.. It also slashes your lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s in half and your risk of general dementia by 60%.” This happens as exercise boosts the flow of blood to the brain. The article with more information can be found in the September AARP Magazine and is titled, Get Moving for a Healthy Brain, by Margery D. Rosen. It is really an interesting article and loaded with research facts. Our practice, not only creates healthy and beautiful smiles but also helps those with TMJ problems that decreases the quality of their lives. Patients want to live longer and productive lives and this is another link. If you have questions about Houston Cosmetic Dentistry or Houston TMJ, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF 713-668-2289.