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Seniors Tooth Loss
Overall, the prevalence
of both partial and total tooth loss in seniors has decreased from the early
1970s until the latest (1999-2004) National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey. In spite of this improvement, significant disparities remain in some
Number of Teeth
Seniors over age 65
have an average of 18.90 remaining teeth.
current smokers, and those with lower incomes and less education have
fewer remaining teeth.
Number of Adults
with Total Tooth Loss
27.27% of seniors
over age 65 have no remaining teeth
Older seniors, women,
Black seniors, current smokers, and those with lower incomes and less
education are more likely to have no remaining teeth.