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Older peoples mouths are prone to oral disease therefore in Autumn Aged Care nursing homes, we find those with natural teeth are more likely to have advanced gum disease. These diseases may include gingivitis or periodontitis. Oral health care for older people is often further complicated by their past dental history which may include past procedures. These procedures usually include crowns and bridge work, partial dentures and implants.
We know that oral health is linked to general health and as a result we find that oral conditions involving teeth, gums and dentures can significantly affect overall well-being. Living well means gaining the ability to age positively. Managing oral care well is required to ensure residents maintain good health. Hence at Autumn Aged Care, we are extremely proactive in the diagnosis of these conditions.
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