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October Nurses' Notes

October is Dental Hygiene Month

Oral hygiene in the senior population can be a key factor in the following health conditions:

1. Heart disease - There is a connection between gum disease and heart disease

2. Pneumonia - Breathing in bacterial droplets from the mouth can make seniors more susceptible to pneumonia

3. Diabetes - High sugar levels can cause gum disease

4. Gum Disease - Can contribute to anemia, cancer and diabetes

5. Dry Mouth - Often a side effect of medications, this can cause increased infections and decay

6. Denture induced Stomatitis - Caused by poor fitting dentures, can cause inflammation of tissues.

How to improve senior dental care:

1. Brush teeth twice daily

2. Use an electric toothbrush

3. Floss at least once a day

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