Direct link found between frailty and oral health

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Published on 18 April 2019 by Oral Health Foundation

Poor oral health is independently associated with problems in later life, according to the findings of a new study. The research shows that elderly people with muscular weakness, sudden weight loss or impaired mobility are substantially more prone to issues with their oral health.

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Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, believes the oral health of older people remains an ongoing issue. Dr Carter says: “The first problems to occur are often because of a loss of dexterity. 

Limited mobility, no matter how small, can have an extremely large effect of our ability to care for our own health. In terms of oral health, this means effective tooth brushing becomes much harder. Balanced nutrition also becomes more difficult. This often leads to more frequent sugar consumption.”

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