Dental problems can cause pain and suffering as well as difficulty in speaking, chewing and swallowing. Older adults also can suffer from dry mouth, resulting from certain medications used to treat other health conditions. Complications associated with medical conditions can impact the ability to maintain good oral health.
These conditions are manageable to help improve the quality of life, and the OralLongevity (TM) resources provide daily care tips.
Dr. Richard Price, ADA consumer advisor and retired dentist, advises consumers to speak with a dentist about their dental problems to maintain good oral health.
"For example, dry mouth and sensitive teeth can be managed and relieved through dental care, behavioral changes and over-the-counter products," he explains.
"The dentist is a key part of your health care team to advise you on individual oral health needs as you age," Dr. Price emphasizes.
Consumers can download the free OralLongevity (TM) DVD and brochure that was unveiled to nearly 50,000 dental professionals here attending the ADA's 148th Annual Session by visiting http://www.orallongevity.ada.org.
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association,
representing more than 155,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral
health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and
promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's
state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and
materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient
experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a
valuable and respected guide to consumer and professional products. For
more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at
|SOURCE American Dental Association|
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