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Dental Health in Parkinson's

If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are surely aware of its complexities. Among these, one that is often overlooked by both neurologists and people with Parkinson’s disease is dental health. Why is it so important to address dental health issues? Poor dental hygiene can affect nutrition and increase risk for stroke, cognitive impairment and weight loss. Parkinson’s disease often poses unique challenges in establishing and maintaining an effective dental treatment strategy. People of all ages with PD face similar challenges, but for those who are older, the problems can be especially serious.

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If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are surely aware of its complexities. Among these, one that is often overlooked by both neurologists and people with Parkinson’s disease is dental health. Why is it so important to address dental health issues? Poor dental hygiene can affect nutrition and increase risk for stroke, cognitive impairment and weight loss. Parkinson’s disease often poses unique challenges in establishing and maintaining an effective dental treatment strategy. People of all ages with PD face similar challenges, but for those who are older, the problems can be especially serious.

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