Oral health is important and should be part of a care plan
Nigel Carter CEO, Oral Health Foundation, Warwickshire
Enabling older people to look after their teeth helps prevent serious disease and allows them to maintain their dignity
A little more than a generation ago, about one in three adults in the UK did not have any of their natural teeth left. By the time older people visited a dentist, it would be for the provision of denture care and replacement dentures, which were relatively easy to organise.
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