KEEP YOUR TEETH AND LIVE LONGER?

The Daily Mail (1/31, Draper) reports that new research suggests an association between tooth loss and life expectancy, with scientists saying “those who have lost five teeth or more by the age of 65 have a heightened risk of early death.” On the other hand, the study published in Periodontology 2000 also found “those who have a full set of teeth by the age of 74 have a greater chance of reaching 100 years old.”