The Challenge of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease

The Challenge of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease

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The Challenge of Oral Health in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is known to affect oral health because of disease-related symptoms. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, physical issues such as rigidity, shaking, uncontrolled movements, and even balance problems can prevent a person with PD from keeping up good oral hygiene. Increased or decreased amounts of saliva, which also are associated with medications taken to treat PD, can lead to dental issues such as infections in the mouth or an increased risk of developing…

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