Tooth loss linked to depression, anxiety

Tooth loss from caries and periodontal disease is an outcome from complex, chronic conditions. Several biopsychosocial factors are involved, including accessing care. Individuals reporting dental anxiety may avoid dental care; and individuals with depression may be negligent in self-care. In this study, researchers examined a potential association of tooth loss with depression and anxiety.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/A3pclBgM6Es/140320111903.htm

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