CDC: Some Chronic Conditions Associated with Tooth Loss

Extensive tooth loss can lead to poor diet resulting in weight loss or obesity. It can also detract from physical appearance and impede speech, factors that can restrict social contact, inhibit intimacy, and lower self-esteem. Chronic medical conditions and oral conditions share common risk factors. Persons with chronic conditions are more likely to have untreated dental disease, which can result in tooth loss. Read more.