Avoiding tooth loss may be partly within your control, research suggests. In the Journal of Periodontology, dental experts list nine risk factors for tooth loss due to periodontal disease.
Here's the list:
Being older than 35
Never getting professional dental care
Never using a toothbrush
Smoking (current or past)
Having high blood pressure
Having rheumatoid arthritis
The ninth finding was that front (anterior) teeth were more likely to be...