By MANDEEP SINGH Gulf Daily News
BETTER dental care among the elderly, especially in nursing homes, could reduce cases of a particular type of pneumonia, according to experts.
Health Ministry dental hygiene specialist Jameela Ali said aspiration pneumonia was an infection that occurs after bits of food or stomach contents are inhaled into the lungs.
"Good dental health is vital for everyone because a healthy mouth is important for speaking, chewing, and overall health," she said.
"This is why it is essential that all older adults receive good dental health care on a daily basis."