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Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Postmenopausal Women Who Smoked

Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Postmenopausal Women Who Smoked

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It’s no secret that smoking is bad for one’s health in more ways than we care to count. Smoking has long been associated with tooth loss, but postmenopausal women, in particular, experience more tooth loss than their male counterparts. Fewer adults lose their teeth than in past decades, it is known that tooth loss is associated with poor health outcomes, such as diabetes, stroke and cancer. Women now have yet another very tangible reason to quit smoking, and better yet, to never start!

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