Tooth Loss Linked to Cognitive and Physical Decline
Posted On : Jun.06, 2015

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that older adults with tooth loss experience a more rapid decline in memory and walking. This may mean there is an affect on both the mind and the body. Preventive dentistry is the best way to prevent tooth loss.

As reported by the ADA News: “People with none of their own teeth performed about 10 percent worse in both memory and walking speed tests than the people with teeth, according to the research.”

Tooth Loss in Older Adults