Older adults with chronic conditions at higher risk for tooth loss

Older adults with certain chronic conditions were significantly more likely to have severe tooth loss compared with adults who did not suffer from chronic conditions, according to an analysis published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.“Oral health reflects overall health, and having a healthy mouth is important,” Marcia L. Parker, DMD, MPH of the CDC’s Division of Oral Health, told Healio Primary Care.Parker and colleagues analyzed data from adults aged 50 years or older during two time periods captured in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. TheRead More

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