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Oral Care Needs of the Elderly: A Growing Challenge

Volume 5 - Issue 1

James L Ratcliff*

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    • Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc, USA

    *Corresponding author: James L Ratcliff, Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 16100 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 400, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA

Received: April 25, 2018;   Published: May 30, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001143

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Populations are aging throughout the world. As people age, their need for regular professional oral care and for home oral hygiene increases. Oral diseases have been linked to the increased incidence of certain systemic diseases and early mortality. Yet, the provision for satisfactory oral care for the elderly is often lacking.

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