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Oral Health Concerns of Older Adults
Presented by: Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program
As we age, our oral health needs change. Gum (periodontal) diseases and even tooth decay can increase in severity and occurrence. Oral cancer risk increase as we age. Research has demonstrated that the health of the mouth is directly related to the health of the whole body.
This informational presentation will address the oral health issues commonly affecting older adults and provides methods that you can use to decrease your risk of oral diseases.