The Upside to Aging shares a guest post on 13 facts about senior dental health. Seniors should take proper care of themselves whether or not they have dentures.
Of particular interest, poor oral health is linked to pneumonia. Both poor oral health and hygiene can lead to seniors accidentally inhaling food and drink. For seniors especially, this aspiration can lead to pneumonia. People with lung disease, stroke, dementia, and neurologic conditions are especially at risk. Thankfully, receiving proper medical and dental care can reduce a person’s risk.
Read this post by Susan Ashby to consider facts 2 to 13.