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, 43 (8), 439-45

Root Caries in Older Adults

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Root Caries in Older Adults

Dick Gregory et al. J Calif Dent Assoc.

Abstract

Older adults are retaining an increasing number of natural teeth, and nearly half of all individuals aged 75 and older have experienced root caries. Root caries is a major cause of tooth loss in older adults, and tooth loss is the most significant negative impact on oral health-related quality of life for the elderly. The need for improved preventive efforts and treatment strategies for this population is acute.

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