Link found between poor dental health and depression

Using data from a comprehensive health survey of more than 10,000
people aged 20—75 years living in the United States, the Deakin IMPACT
Strategic Research Centre researchers found that poor dental health (as
measured by the number of dental conditions a person had) increased the
likelihood of being depressed.
"Not only did we find a connection between dental health and
depression, we also demonstrated that a dose-response exists between the
two conditions, meaning that the more dental conditions one had the
greater the severity of their depression," said Deakin's Dr Adrienne

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