Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 02 November 2011 08:07
As you get older, your jaw gets smaller.
This information comes from the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmo University in Sweden. The study followed a group of dentists throughout their lives.
The study began in 1949. Dental students in their 20s had a mold of their jaw taken. The procedure was then repeated 10 years later and then in 1989. The researchers in the study were still in touch with 18 of the 30 participants.
The research indicated there was less space between teeth when the molds were analyzed 40 years after the initial mold was taken. The drop in space can be attributed to a smaller jaw.