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The effect of tooth loss on gait stability of community-dwelling older adults.

Authors
  • Brand, Christina1
  • Bridenbaugh, Stephanie A2
  • Perkovac, Mateja1
  • Glenz, Fabienne1
  • Besimo, Christian E1
  • Sendi, Pedram1
  • Kressig, Reto W2
  • Marinello, Carlo P1
  • 1 Clinic for Reconstructive Dentistry and Temporomandibular Disorders, Dental School, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
  • 2 University Center for Medicine of Aging Basel, Felix Platter-Hospital, Basel, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gerodontology
Publication Date
December 2015
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
296–301
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ger.12136
PMID: 25115819
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The present results suggest that tooth loss in healthy seniors is associated with lower gait velocity and therefore may have a negative impact on gait stability.

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