Healthy life expectancy refers to the period during which you can live independently without the need for long-term care.
In 2013, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced the figures for the first time.
In 2010, the average was 70.42 for men and 73.62 for women. On the other hand, the average life expectancy in 2010 was 79.55 years for men and 86.30 years for women, with a gap of about 9 years for men and 13 years for women.
This is the period when you need intensive nursing care.
The difference between the healthy life expectancy and the actual average life expectancy is about 10 years.
This means that for 10 years, your family and yourself may not be healthy and you may become bedridden or lose cognitive function.
The health of the whole mouth, or mouth and teeth, is deeply involved in this problem.
Many data have been reported that if you have a lot of your teeth left, you are at low risk of systemic disease, healthy and long-lived.
Dementia is expected to become an increasingly important issue in Japan in the future, and the relationship between it and teeth has been reported.
It is known that there are many healthy teeth with preventive care or that cognitive function is maintained when teeth are left.