Did you know that national Medicaid does not cover dental care? Dental coverage is funded through state budgets and varies significantly from state-to-state.
Currently, more than 55 million older adults access healthcare services through Medicare; however, they are limited when it comes to accessing oral health. Original Medicare does not cover routine preventive … Read More →
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 →
A recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that women with gum disease were 14% more likely to develop cancer than those with healthy teeth and gums. … Read More →
A recent study shows that having a preventive oral health intervention plan can improve the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. A person’s oral health is … Read More →
Oral Health America (OHA) has published a new report examining factors impacting the oral health of older Americans. A State of Decay, Vol. III is a state-by-state report of the oral health of its 65+ population and the success or failure of states to address those needs.
Sodium consumption has historically been understood as being bad for your health. However, a recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine show that sodium intake is neither harming nor helping the health of individuals
Research conducted by the University of Birmingham and the German Institute of Human Nutrition, published in the Journal of Dental Research, found that “male smokers are up to 3.6 times … Read More →
Osteoporosis and tooth loss are health concerns that affect many older men and women. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. … Read More →