Loss of Teeth Indicative How Well You Look After Yourself

Updated: Dec 17, 2018


Some causes of tooth loss are poor dental hygiene and stress which could point to poor lifestyle choices. Hence, teeth are a good indicator of how well an individual is looking after themselves.


Key takeaways:

  • A study indicates that losing more than five teeth has an impact on life expectancy.

  • Tooth loss occurs due to trauma, poor oral hygiene, stress, gum disease, and smoking.

  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, use mouthwash, and stay away from sugary foods and drinks.

We welcome more research into this matter as it may be a way to detect and prevent diseases related to tooth loss and other serious systemic diseases.


Read the full story here

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/living/510746/how-the-number-of-teeth-youve-lost-can-determine-how-long-you-will-live/


For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180