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Tooth loss among older adults according to poverty status in the United States from 1999 through 2004 and 2009 through 2014 (January 2019 Article 1)
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JADA January 2019

Background: As tooth loss decreases in an aging United States, retaining enough natural teeth for function is important for quality of life.

Key Words: Edentulism; functional dentition; poverty; oral health; epidemiology; dental public health; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; health disparities; adults.

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