Due to the increase awareness in dental and oral health care seniors are maintaining their teeth. However the problem comes for the elderly that can not easily receive dental care. There are many factors to why elderly oral health care becomes harder to meet. Factors such as no dental insurance, fixed income and the inability to get to a dental office. There are low cost dental insurance plans that an individual can buy which will help with dental cost hopefully fitting into more tight budgets. Check to see if you have an local dentist that can make house calls for basic check ups. If the individual is in a retirement housing or nursing home check to make sure they have on-site professional dental care. It is very important that seniors maintain their oral health care, since poor dental care can lead to stroke, arterial disease, and pneumonia

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