The number of missing teeth can predict how long someone will live. But it also points to diseases that someone has or is susceptible to.
People who have their teeth up to 74 years of age have a chance to live 100 years, a new study on the subject says. Those who have lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 are likely to suffer from serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis. All this is related to the quality of life of individuals and their socio-economic status, as well as stress.
– People can lose their teeth due to stressful and traumatic situations, poor oral hygiene, inflammatory gum disease or smoking. It can all be linked to heart disease or diabetes – says Dr. Nigel Carter of the Dental Health Association.
This research actually suggests that losing teeth is an indication of poor quality of life and an increased risk of serious health problems, explains Dr. Cartel.
Experts point out that it is necessary to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride paste and it is necessary to reduce sugar intake.
In spite of all the measures taken, attention should be paid to the “behavior” of the teeth, as they are among the first indications of a health problem.