Loss of teeth can cause the most unusual factors.
Childhood traumas increase the risk of tooth loss later in life, found researchers from the University of Michigan, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to lenta.ua.
Han Li evaluated the effect of adverse events in childhood on the health of the oral cavity in the future (in particular, the complete loss of teeth). We can talk about childhood trauma, abuse and less Smoking. As noted by Lee, the health of the mouth can affect diabetes and lung disease. So, medications prescribed to diabetics, cause dry mouth. Smoking, leading to lung disease, can also trigger the loss of teeth.
“But not only do these medical conditions affect the health of the mouth,” says the researcher.
According to some estimates, nearly 20% of Americans over the age of 50 to lose at this age all your teeth. Lee decided to find out what factors may influence this loss.
For this purpose she has used project data Health and Retirement Study (“the Study of health and retirement”) in 2012. They included information about the health of the project participants, in particular, the state of their oral cavity, as well as interviewing people about their childhood. In addition, Lee had received information about the education level of the subjects and their financial condition.
It turned out that more than 13% of surveyed adults over the age of 50 lost all their teeth. Moreover, almost 30% of respondents have experienced financial difficulties, lost their parents, or their parents divorced when they were 16 years old.
10% of respondents had experienced physical violence and 18% had smoked in his youth. Almost half of them had a high school diploma, and 20% lived in poverty at least once since they turned the age of 51.
In its work took into account Whether the socio-economic status, presence of diabetes, and lung diseases people. As a result, she found a link between childhood trauma and abuse and a complete loss of teeth later in life.
The elderly have a higher risk of losing teeth, if constantly confronted with adverse events in the course of his life, concludes the researcher.
How does that childhood adversity can affect the loss of teeth through socio-psychological factors. For example, children exposed to violence are more likely to drink alcohol, smoke or get involved with foods with a high amount of sugar. All of this can harm the teeth.
Childhood trauma can adversely affect learning and achievement, and people with low levels of education, writes Lee, is usually less others hold good positions. It is no secret that dental services are expensive.
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“It is sad to admit that adversities give rise to adversity, but I think the way it is. The health of teeth affected by bad experiences, with which one is confronted throughout life, especially in childhood,” concludes the researcher.