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Older Women With Gum Disease Face Higher Risk of Death

A recent observational study in over 55,000 post-menopausal women aged 50-89 years has indicated a potential link between tooth loss or gum disease and a slightly increased risk of early death.

Key takeaways:

– The study looked at history of gum disease, loss of teeth and frequency of visits to the dentist and found that women with gum disease and tooth loss had an increased risk of early mortality

– Your dentist can alleviate any worries about gum disease and losing your teeth.

Findings suggest that older women may be at higher risk for death because of their periodontal condition and may benefit from more intensive oral screening measures

Read the full story here: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/older-women-with-gum-disease-risk-death

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