Loss Of Teeth Linked To Faster Decreases In Memory, Walking Ability


…from the ADA

HealthDay (12/20, Preidt) reported that research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that “older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than” individuals “who still have at least some of their teeth.” The research involved approximately “3,100 participants 60 and older.” Investigators found that individuals who had “no remaining teeth did about 10 percent worse on tests of memory and of walking speed than those with at least some teeth.”

Dr. Lambrechts Says:
In other words…  Keep your teeth or forget about it.