Good oral health influences well-being in older adults

A team of researchers from the department of preventive dentistry at Okayama University Hospital in Japan found oral health impacts well-being in older adults. 

The team looked at oral conditions, such as bacteria in the tongue coating and chewing and swallowing ability, among older adults visiting a dental clinic. They next examined how these measurements were related to participants' self-reported psychological well-being. 

The researchers also measured participants' nutrition and environment, including social connections, habits and medical history.

Full Story: PLOS One

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