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The Problem

Seniors often struggle with a variety of health issues, but oral health is commonly overlooked.

 

Here are the facts:

  • Poor oral hygiene increases the risk for diabetes and heart disease for seniors.

  • Approximately 830,000 emergency each year are attributed to poor senior citizen oral hygiene

  • 23% of adults over the age of 65 have severe gum disease.

  • Xerostomia, or "dry mouth", affects 30% of seniors older than 65 years and up to 40% of senors older than 80 years old.

  • 50% of seniors aged 75 or older have root carriers affecting at least one tooth.