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Research: Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays

from The Economic Voice

New research suggests that oral health deteriorates during hospitalization and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition in older patients. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology provides the latest evidence that oral health is being overlooked in hospitals, with potential serious consequences. The research examined the oral health of 162 patients on arrival and two weeks later and discovered an increase in gum disease and levels of plaque. more

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