According to a recent study published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research, poor oral health and hygiene are being recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. They have found that those who wore dentures while sleeping were more likely to have increased oral health problems as well as a higher association with pneumonia.
Dental implants are an alternative to wearing dentures, and provide a long term replacement for missing teeth. Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants. Call our office for a consultation, or for more information.