December 20, 2017

Bad teeth WARNING: Tooth loss and gum disease increases risk of frailty in the elderly

Loss of teeth, gum disease, rotten teeth and a dry mouth are common complaints among the elderly. And as the population of over 65s and over 85s in England and Wales are projected to increase by 25 per cent and 50 per cent respectively by 2033, good oral hygiene has become a more pressing problem. But spotting poor oral health could stop the elderly becoming physically frail which leads to