Declining Oral Health Affects Patients’ Life Quality, Study Suggests

Declining Oral Health Affects Patients’ Life Quality, Study Suggests

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Declining Oral Health Affects Patients’ Life Quality, Study Suggests

Oral health affects life quality in adults with Parkinson’s, with oral health worsening with disease progression and resulting in a related greater decline in quality of life than is evident in adults of similar age without this disorder, a small study from the Netherlands reports. Motor difficulties impacting daily living activities, a worsening in oral hygiene, tooth wear, and burning mouth syndrome were all associated with a poorer oral health-related quality of life. Dentists need…

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