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Older Adults and Their Dental Health Care.

Wednesday, Sep. 12th 2012 12:43 PM

Current studies show that older adults have a higher risk of periodontal disease and need to do more in order to maintain good oral health. It is agreed that dental health care is important at any age. However, when you take in account that almost one out of four people over age 65 have lost most to all of their teeth and that receding gums tissue affects the majority of older people, proper dental care for seniors is an issue that needs to be address.

That noted many seniors still do not get the proper dental care they need do to factors such as no means of transportation, cost of dental care (many seniors are on fixed incomes and can not afford the added expense) as well as a lack of dental insurance.  Many seniors feel they do not need dental care even though poor dental health care has been link to other over all health risk factors.

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