Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tooth Loss Can Lead To Malnutrition

Rutger University Students conducted a study which was recently published in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice showed that out of 107 senior citizens that were treated at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Clinic between 2015 -2016, 25 percent of those patients suffered from malnutrition or were at risk for malnutrition. 

Those patients who suffered from malnutrition have an average of 10 to 19 teeth. If you're unable to eat because of the lack of teeth, your body is not getting the nutrients it needs to function which can lead to more severe health issues such as:

  • Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Mental health issues
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
  • Ability to digest food or absorb nutrients
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Dementia
  • Anorexia
 To prevent any of the following health issues due to malnutrition, talk to your dentist about getting dentures or implants.

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