Taking care of elderly teeth and gums is just as important as digestive or heart health. Research has shown that there is a connection between gum disease and heart disease. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a powerful weapon against heart attacks, strokes, and other heart disease conditions
Poor oral hygiene increases bacterial invasion and causes gum problems-loosening or decay of teeth; pain and difficulty in eating; insufficient chewing efficiency; inadequate nutrition; declining health-mental and physical degeneration
In association, other diseases include
Stroke-affected or hypertensive patients: damaged nerve supply; reduced sensation; loss of taste; improved muscle activity; swallowing difficulty; prohibition of oral hygiene; increased oral infection
Gastritis-acids from stomach-enter oral cavity-erode layers of teeth-exposes pulp-on severity causes pain
Missing teeth, improper chewing, imbalanced digestion, and gastric problems-nurtured nutrition-weight loss
As age increases, a diminished sense of taste, reduced salivary secretion, incomplete chewing, improper digestion, and reduced nutrition
Osteoporosis, or “thinning bones, in association with other diseases, leads to profuse, faster bone loss and makes the bones of older adults more fragile and easy to break.