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How to help older adults maintain good oral health

In the past, older adults experienced tooth loss much sooner than our present generation of seniors. As a result, they replaced their missing teeth with dentures at an earlier age. While today’s older adults enjoy better overall oral health and tooth retention than those in the past, with this improvement new complications have […]

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Dental care for older Australians needs urgent overhaul

The oral health of older Australians is getting worse due to inadequate dental care according to the Australian Dental Association (ADA) – with the most disadvantaged group being those situated in rural and remote areas. Furthermore, the rates of decay, cavities and periodontal (gum) disease are the highest among Australians aged 65 years […]