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The number of teeth in aging people affects longevity, and tooth loss is a predictor of shortened longevity. Being endentulous should be thought of as a disability given it's significant adverse health effects.

Periodontol 2000. 2016 Oct;72(1):142-152.    (retrieved Aug, 2016). There are currently 999 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2020 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.