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effects of improved oral hygiene on the nutrition of the elderly by Michael Joseph Langan

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Published .
Written in English

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  • Aged -- Nutrition.

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Statementby Michael Joseph Langan.
The Physical Object
Pagination[7], 53 leaves, bound ;
Number of Pages53
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Open LibraryOL14236296M

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  Good personal hygiene habits are directly related to less illnesses and better health. Poor personal hygiene habits, however, can lead to some minor side effects. Lack of appropriate oral care by an older adult or a caregiver can lead to a buildup of bacteria within the oropharyngeal cavity, which may further increase the risk of aspiration pneumonia Oral Care and Aspiration Pneumonia Poor oral hygiene is common in the elderly population, further increasing the risk of aspiration pneumonia. The effects of improved oral hygiene on the nutrition of 23 elderly institutionalized men and women were investigated. An experimental group of 12 received professional oral hygiene treatments three times weekly for a period of five weeks, while a control group of 11 received only placebo : Michael Joseph Langan. This review concluded that oral water irrigation did not appear to have a beneficial effect on reducing plaque scores, although there was evidence to favour irrigation over regular oral hygiene in terms of improved gingival health. These conclusions would appear reliable given the evidence presented, but there may be relevant evidence that was.

  Background. Oral hygiene and health of the institutionalized elderly are frequently described as inadequate. Objectives. This randomized and single‐blinded (outcome evaluation) study compared three types of intervention for improving oral hygiene with a control.   Good mouth care is important - not only for oral health but also for general health and wellbeing. Poor dental health has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even certain cancers (Jordão et al. ).. While oral health issues are not inevitable with age, older adults over 50 are significantly more likely to experience problems with their teeth and gums (Ngai ). Graduation date: The effects of improved oral hygiene on the nutrition of 23\ud elderly institutionalized men and women were investigated. An experimental\ud group of 12 received professional oral hygiene treatments\ud three times weekly for a period of five weeks, while a control group\ud of 11 received only placebo work. The effects of improved oral hygiene on taste perception and nutrition of the elderly. Langan MJ, Yearick ES. An experimental group of 12 elderly institutionalized subjects received professional oral hygiene therapy three times weekly for 5 weeks while a control group of .

Taking a nutritional history is an important part of the dental hygiene process of care, as it allows oral healthcare providers to assess an individual’s risk for potential nutritional deficiencies based on dietary choices. 1 Patient education should focus on the treatment and/or prevention of disease through oral hygiene practices and diet. Background: poor oral health is common among older people dependent on supportive care and it affects their quality of life. Cognitive impairment and functional dependency may increase the risk of compromised daily oral hygiene. Aim: to investigate the effectiveness of a tailored preventive oral health intervention among home care clients aged 75 years or over. Oral health disparities and inequities are part of the larger, cultural picture. There has been a tendency to blame the victim. Mary Otto, health journalist and author of the groundbreaking book Teeth (57), stated, “We see tooth decay through a moral lens, almost. We judge people who have oral disease as moral failures, rather than people who. An experimental group of 12 elderly institutionalized subjects received professional oral hygiene therapy three times weekly for 5 weeks while a control group of 11 received only placebo treatment. The experimental group responded with significantly improved ability to detect sweet and salty tastes but not sour or bitter tastes.