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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 pm 
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The tooth issue has come up a number of times.... and so I thought I'd share results of a study/survey looking at the relationship between depression, anxiety, and tooth decay. The study was large-- almost a half-million patients-- and showed a very high correlation between tooth decay and psychiatric conditions.

The study shows correlation, not causation. Some findings hinted at the reason for the correlation-- for example the fact that depressed people tend to ignore routine dental care. But the association was so strong that there are likely other factors at play.

The study was presented at the annual meeting of the International and American Associations for Dental Research, so I don't have a journal reference-- but a discussion of the study, with a link to the Association site (where abstracts from the meeting can be ordered, if you so desire) can be found here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/21/tooth-loss-linked-with-anxiety-and-depression/67417.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tooth loss
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:52 pm 
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That makes some sense. What is it that causes Meth addicts (crystal meth, speed) to lose their teeth? So many have either lost their teeth or they are ground down to just stubs. Meth addicts are so very easy to spot. Especially if they're high. Saw one yesterday. She couldn't stay still. Played with her hair, fidgeting, rapid speech, and yes, stubs for teeth. It is so sad to see. I wish there was a drug like Suboxone for meth addicts. It totally destroys them inside and out.

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 Post subject: Re: Tooth loss
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:14 am 
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I agree..meth addicts, for some reason, seem to think teeth are a disposable appendage and try to rid themselves of them as quickly as they can once they get on meth...

I had more I wanted to type, but this script error on this site is such that by the time I can finally type a response, I've forgotten what I wanted to say. I'd post more, but I get tired of waiting on the script error ...it freezes up my entire browser..all tabs I have open..and this is every time I try to reply to a post.

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 Post subject: Re: Tooth loss
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:46 am 
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I too had some dental issues. I read one article at http://www.glasgowdenturestudio.co.uk/d ... _dentures/ and found it really helpful.


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