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Predict Your Lifespan By Counting Your Teeth!

We already know that loosing teeth affects the quality of life but now researchers tell us that loosing teeth reduces your life expectancy!

How many teeth someone has often shows how well they are looking after them self.

Loosing a tooth often happens at a time of stress. Difficult times in our lives can occur due to career, family and financial pressures and that can often find the weak points in our health – including our dental health.

Stresses, genetic risks and lifestyle choices combine over a lifetime to affect our dental health as well as our succeptabity to a number of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Dental health and general health are also interconnected with gum disease (the major cause of tooth loss) sufferers being more likely to go on to develop several medical issues including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and dimentia.

Key takeaways:

  • People that keep a full set of 28 natural teeth to the age of 74 are more likely to live to 100 than people who have lost some teeth by that age.
  • Losing five teeth or more before the age of 65 is linked with diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular (heart) disease.
  • People should take better care of their oral health to avoid serious general health complications.

Tooth loss itself can directly cause it’s own problems; it can lead to issues with eating – and therefore nutrition. It can even create problems with sociability, communication and confidence.

Read the full story here:

How the number of TEETH you’ve lost can determine how long you will live.

Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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