The disproportionate impact of oral disease on the elderly
from Inside Dentisty
For both obvious and less obvious reasons, oral and dental diseases have a disproportionate effect on the elderly. In addition to years of exposure of the teeth and related structures to microbial assault, their oral cavities will show evidence of wear and tear as a result of normal use (chewing and talking) and destructive oral habits such as bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth).
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