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A Review on Oral Health and Nutritional Intervention in Elderly Adults

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 8)

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Page : 649-654

Keywords : nutrition; elderly adults; edentulous;

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Proper nutrition is essential to the maintenance of overall health and condition of oral tissues. Management requires a holistic approach, and underlying causes such as chronic illness, depression, medication and social isolation must be treated. Patients with physical or cognitive impairment require special care and attention. Oral supplements or internal feeding should be considered in patients at high risk or in patients unable to meet daily requirements. Geriatric medicine and dentistry have the responsibility of enabling the older patient try contribution to our world by appreciating their problems and providing adequate treatment. This article summarises the various treatment modalities for improvement in nutritional status of patients and discusses the possible modifications in dietary pattern.

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