A study published in the Journal of Aging found that people with good oral health lived longer. In this study, experts examined how dental health and all-cause mortality were linked in 5,611 older adults between 1992 and 2009.
Old people brushing their teeth before bedlived longer. Visiting the dentist and flossing also had a significant impact on longevity.
It turns out that if you never brush your teeth before going to bed, the probability of death from all causes increases by 20-35 percent. This risk increases by 30 percent if you refuse to floss.
In addition, the researchers found that if an older person visits the dentist two or more times a year, they are 30 to 50 percent less likely to die from any cause. The risk of death increased in the presence of multiple missing teeth. That is, if people were edentulous, the risk increased by 30 percent compared to people with 20 or more teeth.
Another study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology found that people with 20 or more teeth in their 70s are much more likely to live longer than those with fewer than 20 teeth.
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