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Common Aging Myths

Common Aging Myths

Your chances of reducing your rate of aging decrease when you are living your life based on conjectures regarding this aspect. Unfortunately, there are many myths out there that have stayed so long that people believe that they are facts. This chapter is devoted to debunking the most common five to help you see aging in a new light.

Myth #1: All Elderly People Lose Their Teeth

There is no doubt that you must have seen old people who have lost most or all of their teeth before. However, it is not a phenomenon only restricted to people in the latter part of their lives. You can boost your chances of keeping your oral health by taking good care of your teeth. For example, Canadians have one of the best oral health when compared to the citizens of other developed countries.

A study carried out in the country showed that the oral health of Canadian seniors is improving. Approximately 20% of Canadians aged 60-79 are edentulous or have “sans teeth,” according to a Canadian Health Measures Survey. In other words, over 80% of Canadian seniors have their dental set
intact! Shocking, isn’t it? This research also shows that around 32% of Canadians don’t have dental insurance. This study shows that most people in this nation are concerned about their oral health.

Therefore, it is not shocking that most of the elderly people in the country have commendable oral health. There is no doubt that your hygiene and habits play a role in the aging process. So, if you want to age gracefully, you need to have a culture of regular checkups. Besides, you shouldn’t hesitate to complain to your physician if you have health concerns. You should apply the same principle when yu have dental issues. Speak to a professional as soon as possible... 

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