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A WebMD Article
Almost one out of four people 65 and older have lost all of their teeth. That fact, from the American Academy of Periodontology, might be surprising and just a little frightening for those of us still with a full set of choppers.
But think what that means to quality of life. It limits the kind and amounts of food people can eat and that can lead to malnutrition and more serious conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Prevention really is still the best deterrent to tooth loss. The American Dental Association provides this list of dental hygiene and care tips for each stage in life.