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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Nonbrushing Seniors

04/11/2000

Question:

Are there any alternatives for an elderly person who will no longer brush.

Answer:

Family members or other care givers will have to take responsibilty to provide proper oral hygiene. In this situation for an uncooperative patient, a sedative prescribed by her physician one hour before brushing can be very helpful.

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University