If you want to live longer keep you teeth
- Dentist have cracked the code on adding years to your life.
Tooth loss can be used as a major predictor to somebody’s life expectancy, according to a new study.
The research, published in Periodontology journal, found that the number of teeth we lose could be a key indicator to our quality of life and that those who have a full set of teeth when they are 74 are more likely to reach 100 years old.
Evidence showed that people who have missing teeth by the age of 55 were also more likely to suffer from other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis which could severely limit a person’s life expectancy. .
‘What this piece of research suggests is that tooth loss can often be a signifier of a poor quality of other areas of a person’s lifestyle and therefore a higher likelihood of someone having health issues because of this.
‘Importantly, it also shows that diseases associated with tooth loss, such as gum disease, can also contribute to an increased risk of life limiting diseases.
This study also shows that people that have had missing teeth and have had treatment to replace them have seen a major improvement of quality of life. This means that restoring your missing teeth is actually adding years to your life. Maybe the fountain of youth is acutally in your dentist office.
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