New research findings reveal that tooth loss could predict how long you are going to live. Tooth loss has been associated with how bad you’re taking care of your health.
– Those people who still have their entire set of teeth at 74 years of age are most likely to reach the ripe age of 100 years.
– Stress, including lifestyle choices, social and emotional stress, chronic diseases, and genetic disorders were identified as the major factor behind tooth loss.
– Tooth loss has many causes smoking, trauma or poor oral hygiene. Gum disease is another cause, and is closely linked to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health problems.
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How the number of TEETH you’ve lost can determine how long you will live
Dr. Sam Etemadi DDS Lund University – Sweden July 1998
Dr Sam Etemadi DDS graduated from Lund University in Sweden with a degree in dental surgery (DDS) in 1998. His career has encompassed both national health and private practice with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Etemadi also has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and holds a certificate in endodontology gained from University of Chester.