Missing, unreplaced teeth predict mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality

Ines Polzer, Christian Schwahn, Robin Haring, Marcus Dörr, Henri Wallaschofski, Thomas Kocher, Torsten Mundt, Stefanie Samietz, Henry Völzke & Reiner Biffar
Background: An inverse relationship has been reported between an individual’s number of teeth and mortality. Previous research has focused on the systemic inflammatory response to mediate this relationship and, therefore, on the number of remaining or missing teeth as the exposure; but no study[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]