Poor people have fewer teeth than the rich - statistics

Scientists from Newcastle University (UK), together with colleagues from University College London was established, how many teeth are on average poorer and rich people. It turned out the relationship between income and the condition of the oral cavity is.

All researchers examined 6 thousand people aged 21-70 years. It has been proven that people with high incomes have 8 teeth more than the financial well-being which leaves much to be desired.

Poor people are more likely to experience health problems of the oral cavity: caries, periodontal disease, inflammation of the gums.

Over the last decade, the dental health of the British people has improved significantly, writes Journal of Dental Research. Perhaps the phenomenon is associated with the widespread development of dental clinics and changing attitudes to their own health from the population.

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