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."
ST. GEORGE - Southern Utahns in need of dental care will soon reap the benefits of Dixie State College's new mobile clinic.
Generous donations from dental professionals enabled the college to recently open the mobile clinic's doors to the public for the first time Wednesday.
Access to basic care stems from a lack of transportation for many of the underserved, Cannon said.
Quick gulp sickens dental assistant
She calls poison control after taking a drink of Coke possibly laced with Pledge.Â
Angela Rentz's Coke tasted like a shot of liquor. But the burning in her throat and oily aftertaste may have come from a few sprays of orange Pledge.
This post has actually been submitted a short time ago in response to a posted response to my first/opening post on this blog. That post is titled "Dental Industry Hype".Â
Response to Anonymous Dentist:
It's been awhile since I started this blog and haven't 'budgeted' the time to get back here. But, at 11.00/hr vs. a Dentists income, I have a lot less 'time' to put into my blog, since I have to scramble everyday to juggle bills and a job and a half to barely stay afloat.
But I digress, I am responding to the anonymous dentistâ€™s comments. So let me see if I get this right. You say Americans spend 10X more on their hair than on their teeth? I'll have to budget the time to look into those figures as well, but since I've already seen the numbers for projected spending this year on Cosmetic Dental work alone, I'll use those numbers here for brevity.