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What is oral health? 

Maintaining good oral health involves regularly brushing and cleaning your teeth and gums to keep your mouth free from disease, decay, and other issues – this is an essential part of personal care and hygiene and can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and tooth loss. 

Why is oral health important? 

Good oral health is crucial for maintaining overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Poor oral health can result in various oral diseases and conditions that can cause pain and discomfort and impact a person’s ability to eat, speak, and smile.  

Additionally, oral health problems are increasingly linked to a number of other serious health issues, such as dementia, heart disease, diabetes, malnutrition, and pneumonia. Individuals living in care homes are at even greater risk of oral health problems and related conditions due to high levels of dependency, effects of medication (some of the common over-the-counter medications can have an adverse impact on the teeth), co-existing medical conditions, reduced functional ability, physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, dementia, arthritis, etc.  Read more here 

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