THE NUMBER OF TEETH THAT HAD LOST CAN BE A GOOD INDICATOR TO PREDICT THE LENGTH OF LIFE, BUT ALSO THE RISK OF CERTAIN DISEASES BECAUSE IT IS INTERTWINED AND CONNECTED. PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD ALL THEIR TEETH TO 74 YEARS WERE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE A 100 YEARS, REVEALED A NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PERIODONTOLOGY 2000.
Those who have lost five or more teeth to 65 years are likely to suffer from serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, which can greatly affect the length of life.
All of these diseases are linked to the quality of life of the individual, their socio-economic status, but also stress.
– People can lose teeth due to stressful situations and trauma, poor oral hygiene, inflammatory gum disease or smoking, which all may be associated with heart disease or diabetes – commented on the study, Dr. Nigel Carter of the Association of Oral Health
This research actually suggests that tooth loss is an indication of poor quality of certain parts of human life and the increased risk of health problems because of this, added Dr. Carter.
– What is happening in our mouths is evident useful window in our overall health. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of them properly and pay attention to what happens to the gums and teeth because it can be a sign of something serious – he added Carter.
Experts point out that it is necessary to brush your teeth twice a day, morning and night with toothpaste with fluoride, reduce the intake of sugar and sweet drinks and visiting the dentist regularly.