Tooth loss associated with greater risk of cognitive decline and dementia

  • Around 5 million people aged 65 years or older in the United States have dementia.
  • Researchers have noted a potential relationship between tooth loss and dementia and cognitive decline.
  • In the present study, the researchers conducted a meta-analysis to better understand what the relationship between tooth loss, cognitive decline, and dementia may be.
  • They found a link between more tooth loss and a greater risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

Written by Timothy Huzar on July 8, 2021 — Fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D.

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