Tooth loss more prevalent in adults with chronic disease
from Medical Xpress
Adults with severe chronic disease or with fair or poor general health have a higher prevalence of edentulism and severe tooth loss, according to research published in the recent issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
. Marcia L. Parker, D.M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues estimated tooth loss using three measures during 1999 to 2004 and 2011 to 2016 by comparing data among adults aged ≥50 years with selected chronic conditions.
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