Loss of Teeth Indicative How Well You Look After Yourself
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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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.