Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Elderly, Dentures and Pneumonia

A study conducted by Toshimitsu Iinuma, Nihon University School of Dentistry in Japan determined that
elderly people over the age of 85 should not sleep in dentures, as it doubles their chance of pneumonia. The team published the findings in the International and American Associations for Dental Research.

Five hundred twenty four randomly selected senior's were studied over a three year period concerning oral health behaviors and the incidence of pneumonia. Data collected associated those wearing dentures during sleep with oral inflammation, microbial burden and a doubled incidence of pneumonia. 

The study recommended discouraging geriatric patients from wearing dentures at night.

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