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Arthritis Affecting Your Oral Care?

08.26.2015

Arthritis Affecting Your Oral Care?

Arthritis is a serious and common condition that impairs many older adults from doing everyday tasks, like tooth brushing and flossing. Learn some tips to help limit the daily complications that occur due to arthritis.  Read More »

Diabetes and Oral Health

08.13.2015

Diabetes screenings performed by your dentist? Check out what Delta Dental of New Jersey is incorporating into their dental offices! Read More »

Getting to the Root of it: Root Cavities

07.28.2015

Recent research suggests that older adults are more likely than younger populations to develop new cavities. Cavities in older adults are commonly found on both the surface of the tooth and at the root. Read More »

Teeth & Bones

07.06.2015

Teeth & Bones

1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over 50 will fracture a bone because of Osteoporosis. Tooth loss and osteoporosis are two things that concern many aging adults. Read on for more statistics and tips on preventing osteoporosis!  Read More »

Brain Power: Super Foods for a Healthier Brain

06.30.2015

As we age, our body ages along with us, but research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these “smart” or “super” foods to your daily eating regime.  Read More »

It’s Men’s Health Month!

06.16.2015

It’s Men’s Health Month!

Did you know that 52% of men meet the Physical Activity Guideline for aerobic activity? Keep up the good work and remember to include all four categories of exercise in your daily routine!  Read More »

Thank You For Supporting S.192

06.11.2015

Thank you to all the organizations who signed on and joined us in raising awareness about the importance of oral health for older Americans to age healthfully and in their homes!  Read More »

Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health

05.29.2015

Take Action: WHCOA Needs To Address Oral Health

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. Regional forums are being conducted across the country. In the Fall of 2014, Oral Health America and 286 leading national, state, and local organizations and individuals submitted a letter urging Executive Director, Nora Super, to include oral health on the agenda of the White House Conference on Aging’s Healthy Aging section because oral health is an integral component to achieving optimal systemic health as we age. The Healthy Aging categories have been announced and oral health is not included. There is still time to make sure our concerns are heard. Read More »

FY16 Funding: Older Americans Act

04.29.2015

Oral Health America recently submitted a written testimony to the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies requesting FY2016 funding for all programs administered under the Older Americans Act (OAA) be restored to at least FY2010 levels. Read More »