St. Patrick’s Day has a, well, let’s say a reputation. As a celebration of Irish pride, inhibitions are often thrown out the window in favor of a good time—one that typically involves alcohol. As much fun as St. Patrick’s Day can be, a long day of drinking can not only leave you … [Read more...]
Medications + Your Mouth | Causes of Dry Mouth in Older Adults
Polypharmacy is a fancy word for when someone is prescribed two or more medications for their health conditions and a common negative side effect of medication for older adults is xerostomia, which is the fancy word for dry mouth. Medication Can Cause Dry Mouth Dry … [Read more...]
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader about Oral Health?
Pop quiz, hotshot! You might think you know your stuff when it comes to the basics of dental care, so let’s put your dental hygiene awareness to the test: TRUE OR FALSE: OLDER ADULTS CAN STILL GET CAVITIES. True — In fact, some adults are more prone to oral health issues as … [Read more...]
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