Number of dropped teeth help determine the rest of the human lifespan. That is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Oral Health Foundation in the UK.
The more teeth a person loses, the less it is necessary to live, according to the researchers. They found that preserved almost all their teeth by the age of 74 years people are significantly more likely to live to 100 years. The number of dropped teeth is a key indicator of how a person relates to their own health. The loss of teeth is closely related to the level of stress that people face throughout their lives. On the stress is influenced by various social, emotional, financial and educational experiences, as well as chronic, genetic diseases and bad habits.
Published in the Journal of Periodontology 2000 study showed that people who have lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 years were significantly more likely to suffer from other serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. They substantially limit the person's life expectancy. Many of these diseases have previously been linked to the quality of human life and its socio-economic status.
"There are many causes of tooth loss, such as trauma, smoking and poor oral hygiene, they can also be linked to gum disease, which, in turn, increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes - as emphasized by the researchers. - These findings show us that the loss of teeth may indicate a low quality of other spheres of human life, indicating a high probability of general ill health. It is important that the loss associated with the disease also increase the risk of teeth and other ailments. "