Root caries and periodontal diseases are the main dental diseases that typically involve a large number of older people.The risk for dental diseases increases in older populations because morbidity, and reduced daily functioning and cognition, complicate oral hygiene practices and the ability to organise dental visits. Futhermore, many morbidities and multiple drugs affect salivary flow, which increases the risk for dental caries.
Timo Närhi ja Anna-Maija Syrjälä, 19.2.2018, Dental diseases and their treatment in the older population. Finnish Dental Journal.
The official week of the Older people is finishing 18th of Oct. 2018 but we have to remember our elderly every day!