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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
use a toothbrush on edentulous elderly?
For edentulous patients, the use of a sponge stick fulfills the job of cleaning and massaging the gums. The tongue still will need to be brushed using a soft toothbrush with a tooth paste. The direction of cleaning the tongue is from the back of the tongue and moving forward.
Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University