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2013-06-25 08:20:57 AM
OR............you don't take care of yourself which contributes to dementia.
 
2013-06-25 08:47:28 AM
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
 
2013-06-25 09:00:42 AM
OR.......you just don't take care of yourself......
 
2013-06-25 09:18:15 AM

doglover: The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.


Yes, but what's the quickest way to lose teeth?
 
2013-06-25 09:18:50 AM

MayoSlather: doglover: The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose teeth is to play a contact sport like hockey.
The quickest way to lose memory is to get a concussion.
The quickest way to get a concussion is to play a contact sport like hockey.

Yes, but what's the quickest way to lose teeth?


Why are we talking about teeth?
 
2013-06-25 10:03:10 AM
4% variance. AKA statistical noise.
 
2013-06-25 10:06:30 AM
"Research suggests that losing our teeth is actually a cause of memory loss." Wow. That is some grade A derp.
 
2013-06-25 10:24:56 AM
Wait so me getting a tooth pulled cause I was in agony has resulted in my memory degrading? WTF
 
2013-06-25 10:31:25 AM
NOTEVENONCE.JPG

/yeah, I went full-caps there.
 
2013-06-25 11:18:44 AM
Correlation, causation, yadda yadda. I see that it's been well covered here already anyway.
 
2013-06-25 12:05:13 PM
I lost a few of my teeth.  Can't seem to find them anywhere.
 
2013-06-25 12:30:12 PM
That's a nice load of horseshiat.
 
2013-06-25 12:58:46 PM
I know a guy that has severely destroyed teeth and gums and he has a pretty poor memory. I think it's mostly because he wants to forget about having severely destroyed teeth and gums though.

I've tried to find him charity dentistry, because he's never going to get a job looking like that. No luck though.
 
2013-06-25 01:03:11 PM
Poor dental hygiene has already been linked to an increase risk of heart attacks, presumably through the introduction of bacteria into the blood stream and subsequent inflammation. It's not unreasonable that such would also lead to a vascular (multiple mico-infarct) dementia. Basically all the crap in the blood stream makes it a lot more likely you will have bunch of small, unnoticed strokes that will give you dementia (but not the traditional "large" stroke symptoms).
 
2013-06-25 02:04:10 PM

HotWingConspiracy: I know a guy that has severely destroyed teeth and gums and he has a pretty poor memory. I think it's mostly because he wants to forget about having severely destroyed teeth and gums though.

I've tried to find him charity dentistry, because he's never going to get a job looking like that. No luck though.


I've had no luck, either. I went through several years of depression, the net result of which was losing teeth. I've spent *thousands* on reconstruction, but I can't stay ahead of the decay, and I'll be getting dentures in he next few years.

Dentistry is so expensive because the costs of running a practice are really damn high, more than most other private medical practices.

The only option is "medical tourism," where, for a few grand, you could take your chances going to a "dental resort" in Costa Rica. I considered it - even sent my X-rays to a few down there - but it seemed way too risky.
 
2013-06-25 05:35:31 PM
Is this why people in West Virginia can never seem to remember how much the Republican party screws them over?
 
2013-06-25 06:28:05 PM
Well, Basemetal is long gone... nothing against the guy, quite like him actually, but he's under the impression that there's only one cause for tooth loss, as he makes clear in every thread involving anything dental. Reality dictates otherwise. In my family we simply have a genetic disposition towards crappy weak teeth. Seems to primarily hit the males on the distaff side. Grand father and great-grandfather had dentures in their early thirties. Had dentures in when I was 37. My brother a couple of years later. Another brother has spent thousands in what I hope is not a futile effort to keep what he has. etc. etc.

To those of you happily judging the worth of others by the states their bodies are in, bite me. The detrimental effects of such a condition are so far beyond the understanding of others as to render their statements ineffectual. I'm in good health now, though years have been stripped from the length of my life. I'd have been a good "family man", but that is a moot point when one is thusly afflicted both bodily and socially. If one has a job with the benefit of insurance, it is highly unlikely that one's insurance will also cover dental care, and even if it does, there's no guarantee that anything short of stem cell treatment will truly fix the problem.

To those of you upthread and the people you know, hang in there and keep looking for a way to get those little bastards pulled. Personally, I live in the southeast (imagine that!(not from here)) and there is a reasonably priced service around here. Call 1-800-denture to see if there is an office fairly close to you. Is it disconcerting to get all your remaining teeth removed? Yep. Is it the best thing to do for you? Quite possibly. 9 years ago I went there and paid Doc Yank'emout $1,300 and in 34 minutes he'd pulled the remains of my remaining 27 teeth. (the fun part is that you're awake through the procedure) Didn't hurt a bit, and never hurt again. The sum paid also covers the cost of "temporary" dentures that they make from a mold made just before the procedure. Total of two hours and forty-five minutes and I had a viable set of teeth and an instant improvement in my overall health.
 
2013-06-25 07:18:28 PM
Jesus Christ, subby, even the Daily Mail got the causality right.

Subby: less intelligent than the Daily Mail.
 
2013-06-25 08:34:29 PM

HotWingConspiracy: I've tried to find him charity dentistry, because he's never going to get a job looking like that. No luck though.


Try to see if he can get on CareCredit. Yeah it's basically a credit card for health related expenses but that's how I got one of my teeth pulled when it was farking killing me. He'll be in debt but at least he'll be able to see a dentist.
/They told me that there's no hope for any of mine.
//Thanks Ehlers Danlos Syndrome!
 
2013-06-25 09:35:10 PM

Lernaeus: HotWingConspiracy: I know a guy that has severely destroyed teeth and gums and he has a pretty poor memory. I think it's mostly because he wants to forget about having severely destroyed teeth and gums though.

I've tried to find him charity dentistry, because he's never going to get a job looking like that. No luck though.

I've had no luck, either. I went through several years of depression, the net result of which was losing teeth. I've spent *thousands* on reconstruction, but I can't stay ahead of the decay, and I'll be getting dentures in he next few years.

Dentistry is so expensive because the costs of running a practice are really damn high, more than most other private medical practices.

The only option is "medical tourism," where, for a few grand, you could take your chances going to a "dental resort" in Costa Rica. I considered it - even sent my X-rays to a few down there - but it seemed way too risky.


Try South Korea. They have very high standards at a very low cost.
 
2013-06-25 09:43:31 PM

Coronach: Well, Basemetal is long gone... nothing against the guy, quite like him actually, but he's under the impression that there's only one cause for tooth loss, as he makes clear in every thread involving anything dental.


Nope, teeth are lost for a wide variety of reasons, from hockey to four wheeler accidents, periodontal disease to root caries, to cracked teeth, and yes, there are true genetic deficiencies (amelogenisis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta).  You name a way a tooth could be lost, I would not doubt it could happen, I've seen some doozies.  The fact of the matter is though, the biggest loss of teeth is due to neglect, and this is nothing you can disprove.  And with neglect of teeth is neglect of health and then you have all of these "correlations"  with everything from heart disease or dementia.  Well, is it the actual dental disease that causes these, or contributes to these conditions, or is it the overall neglect of taking care of yourself in general.  What I hate is some in the profession go out using scare tactics with this info while I'm saying it's not so clear cut as to blame the tooth loss itself for the dementia.
 
2013-06-25 10:57:19 PM
Well, rednecks now have an excuse - "I forgot she was my sister."
 
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