The number of teeth we have lost can be a good indicator for predicting life expectancy, but also the danger of certain diseases because it is intertwined and interconnected.
People who had all their teeth at age 74 were more likely to live to be 100, a new study published in the journal Periodontology 2000 found.
Those who have lost five or more teeth by age 65 are likely to suffer from serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, which can greatly affect life expectancy.
All these diseases are related to the quality of life of an individual, their socio-economic status, and stress.
People can lose their teeth due to stressful situations and trauma, poor oral hygiene, inflammatory gum disease, or smoking, all of which can be linked to heart disease or diabetes – commented the study by Dr. Nigel Carter of Oral Health for Britain’s The Sun.
This research actually indicates that tooth loss is an indicator of poorer quality of certain parts of a person’s life and an increased risk of health problems because of that, added Dr. Carter.
What happens in our mouths is evidently a beneficial window into our overall health.
That is why it is necessary to take care of them properly and pay attention to what happens to the gums and teeth because that can be a sign of something more serious – Carter added. Experts point out that it is necessary to brush your teeth twice a day, morning and evening with fluoride pastes, reduce your intake of sugar and sugary drinks, and visit the dentist regularly.