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Title: Oral health in the elderly patient and its impact on general well-being: a nonsystematic review
Authors: Gil Montoya, José Antonio
Ferreira de Mello, Ana Lucía
Barrios, Lucía
González Moles, Miguel Ángel
Bravo Pérez, Manuel
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Data on the oral health of the elderly depict a worrying situation, with an elevated prevalence of caries and moderate periodontal disease, frequent edentulism, and numerous cases of dry mouth and oral cancer. There is wide evidence that periodontitis is a risk factor for certain systemic diseases, and impaired oral health has been associated with mastication and nutritional problems, especially among the elderly, with highly negative effects on their quality of life. In this nonsystematic review, the authors discuss the importance of evaluating the oral health of the geriatric population in a comprehensive manner, beyond simple clinical assessments.
Publisher: Dove Press
Keywords: Oral health
Oral health-related quality of life
Well-being
Elderly
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/35852
ISSN: 1178-1998
Citation: Gil Montoya, J.A.; et al. Oral health in the elderly patient and its impact on general well-being: a nonsystematic review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10: 461-467 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/35852]
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