Can Tooth Loss Predict Heart Health?

Research shows that people who lose more than 2 teeth in mid-life may be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Key points:

– Mid-life tooth loss is often caused by gum disease.

– Poor diet affects heart health and oral health.

– Poor oral hygiene is the central cause of missing teeth.

The best way to prevent gum disease and poor oral health is to brush twice daily and to maintain regular appointments with your dentist.

“Our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in [the] recent past could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.”

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