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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.


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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