Older Adults’ Dental Care

Older Adults' Dental Care - Dry Mouth Dry mouth is often a problem among older adults, especially for individuals who take multiple medications or have received head and neck radiation. Aside from making eating and speaking uncomfortable, dry mouth increases patients' risk for dental caries. This also avoids restorations, which as well as being invasive could be potentially tricky. Older Adults' Dental Care ; dental professionals need to carefully assess their older patients' capabilities. Reduced Dexterity At home, many older people may find maintaining their oral hygiene difficult. Stiff joints, hand tremors and poor motor skills may make it difficult to hold a toothbrush. Less efficient brushing may lead to increased plaque accumulation, which increases the risk of dental caries and periodontal disease.
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