Many people don’t have dental coverage and find the cost of dental care to be much too high. A recent study found that 56% of Americans won’t get dental care … Read More →
By 2030, there will be more than 72 million older adults in the USA. Many will not have access to dental care, which will negatively affect their overall health. It’s no secret that poor oral health = poor overall health. Check out this infographic from the ADA & ASTDD.
The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. As we approach the WHCOA date in … Read More →
A recent study surveyed 400 older adults throughout Illinois to assess the need for oral healthcare. From the study, more than 80% of the older adults did not have dental … Read More →
Last October, Oral Health America launched www.toothwisdom.org, a first-of-its-kind website dedicated to older adults and oral health. The site connects older adults to local dental care options and educational information about the … Read More →
Many older adults in the United States find it challenging to gain access to dental care . This is largely because traditional dental care in the U.S. generally takes place … Read More →
Increasing evidence shows that oral and whole-body health are linked. As more Americans reach retirement, the need for increased access to dental care is greater than ever.
A survey conducted by WellPoint, Inc., a health benefit company, shows that 93 percent of older Americans believe good oral health is important to overall health. However, only 4 out … Read More →
The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are not intended for Medicare beneficiaries to purchase health insurance. However, because Medicare does not include a dental benefit, Medicare … Read More →
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has conducted a survey of vulnerable older adults and long-term care residents in the state. This survey has found that these two populations … Read More →