Jan 31 2017
Likelihood of dying earlier when you lose teeth: how teeth can reveal how long you will live
It turns out that how many teeth you have can predict when you will die, according to new research.
Those with a full set of teeth when they are 74-years-old are more likely to reach 100, scientists say.
The study finds tooth loss is closely related to stress during a person’s lifetime as well as chronic diseases, genetic conditions and lifestyle choices.
The research, just published in Periodontology 2000, shows that people who have lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 are also more likely to suffer from other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Dr Nigel Carter, of the Oral Health Foundation, said: “There are many reasons why somebody can lose their teeth, it could be down to trauma, smoking or just a continued poor oral health routine. It can also be related to gum disease which is closely linked to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
“Importantly it also shows that diseases associated with tooth loss, such as gum disease, can also contribute to an increased risk of life limiting diseases.
“It is very evident that what is going on in our mouths can really be a useful window to our overall health. It is therefore vital that we take proper care of our mouth and pay close attention to what is happening as it could be a sign of something more serious.”
It is important to reduce dental plaque and inflammation through the body, linked to heart attacks, strokes and type-2 diabetes.”
Children who lose their baby teeth through gum disease or tooth decay are more at risk of also losing adult teeth.
One way for both adults and children to protect their teeth is by adding the practice of oil pulling to their oral heath regime.
This technique, increasingly recommended by dentists, doctors and other health professionals, involves swishing specific oils around the mouth, which are documented to remove bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites from the mouth.
However old you are, protect yourself your loved ones by using Mintycoco and MouthMonsters: click here to choose your best option.
We've been raising awareness of this particularly effective oral health technique for children and adults.
It literally takes an extra 2 seconds when you wake up then becomes part of your morning routine.
We created Mintycoco, now the world’s most reviewed oil pulling solution, and were shocked when we were told Grandson Max age 4 had to have four teeth removed under anesthetic. Max wasn't using Mintycoco.
Discovering that tens of thousands of young children were having teeth pulled under general anesthetic, we set out to also find a solution specifically for children.
Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children.
That's why we developed a revolutionary new coconut oil children’s mouthwash, called MouthMonsters, which traps and removes decay-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites.
Children may experience reduced plaque and decay, whiter teeth and a healthier mouth from day one.
Children’s oral health is in crisis, according to the Australian Dental Authority as well as Authorities in the USA, Canada, the UK, New Zealand… with conventional tooth-care not working.
We believe children need a solution to combat the #1 chronic health complaints.
That's why we set out to find a way to defeat the scourge of sugar and snacking to save children’s teeth.
Everyone now realises that losing baby teeth to decay also seriously impacts the health of adult teeth.
Flavoured naturally with organic mint and strawberry – children tell us it tastes like icecream. MouthMonsters combines ancient Ayurvedic techniques combined with the latest science so parents can win the fight against sugar and tooth decay.
In a typical child's mouth there are up to 8 billion microorganisms and 700 different species of microbes.
- According to the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, children treated with significant oral health problems have often been under the age of two
- Adelaide University researchers report that nearly half of all Australian school kids have seriously decayed baby teeth
- In New Zealand “41% of 5 year olds have rotten teeth”
- In the UK, “children’s rotting teeth is a crisis”
- In the US, it's the “#1 chronic childhood illness” and “Nearly one in four children under age five already has cavities…Millions of Americans are living in what amounts to a dental health crisis.”
- In Canada, “Canadian children continue to have a high rate of dental disease.”
- Globally, we are facing “a pending public health crisis”.
Toxins in the mouth and plaque on the teeth directly contribute to ill health throughout the body - as well as rotten teeth and inflamed gums causing bad breath, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, cavities and tooth pain for children as young as two.
Bacteria and fungi can have direct access to the bloodstream. This is believed to fast-track inflammatory responses, often with serious consequences. If a child is constantly suffering from colds and tummy bugs, the cause could well be in the mouth.
Old style children's toothcare is not enough. We are not prepared to lose the war for children's health.
More About Mintycoco:
Mintycoco's revolutionary combination of alkaline and natural organic ingredients are clinically proven to be anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral. Mintycoco was developed by a team in Noosa, Australia and Devon, England and is a natural oil pulling mouthwash that uses a proprietary Vitalock System™, which extracts coconut oil without heat from coconuts and locks in nutrients. Using raw organic extra virgin coconut oil from fresh coconuts handpicked in Sri Lanka, and peppermint extract, Mintycoco’s ingredients are sourced from Fair-trade farmers.
More About MouthMonsters:
MouthMonsters Every Day Help Stop Decay
MouthMonsters was created as a safe and effective children’s mouthwash utilizing proven science.
MouthMonsters is designed to be fun and taste good – so your child will use this coconut mouthwash every day and get all the benefits, rather than avoiding the chore of toothcare.
We give back to the people of Sri Lanka, where the natural ingredient of organic coconut oil comes from, by supporting children’s charity The Rainbow Centre, enabling children to escape from extreme poverty. MouthMonsters can detox a child’s mouth immediately.
About the Inventor: Angela Wright MBE – Noosa Based, Queensland Australia, originally from Devon England
Angela is a businesswoman, author and speaker who is passionate about honesty, commitment and giving back, helping individuals and Humanity Plus businesses to flourish with good health and peaceful prosperity. From a farming family, she is deeply interested in health, and carries out a great deal of research and due diligence, including seeking clinical trials with evidence from leading scientists and medical professionals.
A Mum of five, Angela has been invited to speak around the world and honoured by HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace with the award of a Member of the Order of the British Empire.