The Therapy Sessions
Friday, December 19, 2003
Who Knew? Toothlessness In Appalachia?
Tooth study leaves few in Appalachia smiling
There was nothing for the older folk of Appalachia to smile about after the government released its latest study of toothlessness among the elderly, which found the region leading the nation in tooth-loss.
Kentucky and West Virginia have the highest percentage of older adults missing all their natural teeth according to data collected in 2002 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.