Poorer People Will Have Fewer Teeth Later in Life

New research, published today by the Journal of Dental Research, has revealed that by the age of 70, poorer people will have 8 teeth less when compared to those who are richer.

It was found that those who are living in more deprived areas, on lower wages and who have lower levels of education are more likely to suffer from a range of oral health problems including tooth decay and gum disease.

Although this disparity between the rich and poor may not be a huge surprise, the increased gap is certainly alarming.

This video, courtesy of the BBC, explains the problems associated with a loss of teeth.


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