Previous generations have been prone to tooth loss at the onset of senior years and recent trends suggest that this pattern may repeat itself among older adults today due to the prevalence of gum disease and high sugar diets, accompanied by poor dental hygiene.
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In addition, poor dental health habits also contribute to the risks of edentulism. Some adults and children neglect to go to the dentist as needed out of either financial constraints or fears of the resultant pain accompanying the procedure.
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