One in Ten Seniors die of dental neglect. One in ten! The odds are even higher when dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, respiratory ailments, and other health factors are involved. And the worst part is that it is preventable.
By ignoring the oral health of our vulnerable senior population – a group who needs us the most – we are gambling with their lives.
Aspiration pneumonia is caused by inhaling the bacteria found in dirty and old dentures, rotting teeth, and gum infection. Simple preventative care is often all that is required to dramatically reduce this silent threat.
Are you committed to fighting this silent epidemic? Dr. Kirsten Roling is. Dr. Roling will sit down with Michele Trent and Mike Kloberdanz on Tuesday, April 3 at Noon to explain the problem and how you can join her Healthy Senior Smiles #1in10 movement to do something about it.