bad-teeth-hair-loss.jpg Dental health may be behind alopecia areata, which causes bald patches in people. This was the conclusion reached by researchers at the University of Granada. The research was authored by professors José Antonio Gil Montoya and Cutando Soriano. Alopecia is a common condition that affects millions of men and women all over the world.

Research Highlights
a. Alopecia areata or localized alopecia is closely related to dental health.
b. However, the bald patches caused by tooth infection are not always at the same place.
c. These patches appear in a line projected from the dental infection.
d. It can be located on the face at the level of the maxillary teeth, above a line through the lip-angle to the scalp, beard or even to the eyebrow.
e. However, they can also be located away from the infection site.
f. These patches usually occur on the scalp, beard or eyebrows.
g. It can even lead to eyelashes loss.
h. But, the hair grows back in a few months.
i. Relapses are also common.
j. Researchers advice patients to visit a dentist if localized hair loss occurs.