April 23, 2014

Tooth Loss Ramifications

Rise in Periodontal Disease

Today there are 25 million people in this country who have no teeth, and that number will increase to 38 million in  2020. As age increases, so does the prevalence of edentulism (no teeth):  22% at age 45, 36% at age 55, 42% at age 65, and 56% at age 75.  In addition, another 80 million people are missing at least one or some of their teeth.  The greatest risk factors are untreated periodontal disease, asthma, diabetes, dementia, cancer and heart disease.  An individual with heart disease is 4 times more likely to be edentulous than with no heart disease.  Dr. Tupac, a Board Certified Prosthodontist, has solutions for missing teeth.  Dental implants are disease resistant, preserve bone and conserve remaining teeth.  Find more at www.drtupac.com

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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