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Oral Health

What is Oral Health?

Oral health is often taken for granted, but it is an essential part of our everyday lives. Good oral health enhances our ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and convey our feelings and emotions through facial expressions. However, oral diseases, which range from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year. Read More.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth and Visiting the Dentist

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Elderly Care (Geriatrics)

November 3, 2011

According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the population of Americans older than 65 years is expected to double to about 71 million by 2040. What’s more, the population of Americans older than 85 years is expected to increase to 9.6 million by 2030.

The unique dental needs and challenges of senior adults, includes a vital connection between a healthy body and a healthy mouth.

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OralLongevity™ is a collaboration between the American Dental Association (ADA), the ADA Foundation (ADAF) and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH). The OralLongevity initiative was designed to support dental professionals in enhancing and preserving the oral health of older Americans.

In addition to the unique dental needs and challenges of senior adults, there is a vital connection between a healthy body and a healthy mouth. If you want to feel good, stay healthy, and look great throughout life, you might be surprised what a difference a healthy mouth makes. By adopting healthy oral habits at home, making smart choices about diet and lifestyle, and seeking regular dental care, you can help your teeth last a lifetime.

Tips for Achieving Oral Longevity

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Aging Oral Health Fact Sheet

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