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