Ageing and its Oral Effects

Ageing and its Oral Effects

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group
•Result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rate
The demographic phenomenon is related to increase in chronic and at times debilitating diseases, associated with advancing age and increased health cost
•Ageing affects oral tissues in addition to other parts of the human body
General health affects oral health and vice-versa
•Common conditions associated with ageing includes
–Osteoporosis,
–Dry mouth,
–Arthritis,
–Neurodegenerative disorders,
–Atherosclerosis,
–Increased risk of infection
–Other Chronic diseases e.g Diabetes and Hypertension

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2018-02-14T18:31:12+00:00