What increases my risk for edentulism?

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Your risk for edentulism is greatly increased if you are among the elderly generation since they are most likely to suffer from tooth decay or disease. However, anyone can suffer from tooth decay or edentulism if they do not take care to avoid certain risk factors. These risk factors include sugary drinks and foods that cling to your teeth, poor dental care, receding gums, dry mouth, weak fillings, eating disorders, heartburn, and some cancer treatments.

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