Tooth Replacement Options are Highlighted by Japanese Study Connecting Poor Oral Health and Increased Falls in the Elderly, says Medical Center Dental Care

Friday, May 11, 2018 Dental News
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The San Fernando Valley-based dental group comments on a recent article that there are a number of ways for patients to replace missing teeth.

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An April 29 article in Medical News

Bulletin reports on the JAGES Project Longitudinal Study, which sent out questionnaires to roughly 40 thousand Japanese men and women over 65. The study found that poor oral health was associated with a greater incidence of falls in the elderly population. The study seemed to make a connection with the ability to chew and digest food properly, avoiding choking and the risk of experiencing a fall, often a literal matter of life and death for aging individuals because of the greatly increased risk of injuries and complications. Medical Center Dental Care, a Western San Fernando Valley dental clinic, says that the study is another addition to the growing body of evidence connecting healthy, functional teeth and gums with overall wellness.

The dental office says that it makes a great deal of sense that aging people who may not be obtaining the best nutrition, or who might tend to have problems eating, would be more at risk of falling. After all, choking even for just a moment can startle anyone into a fall, and less than ideal nutrition can lead to fatigue and other problems that make it more difficult to move about properly. Medical Center Dental Care says that it can do a great deal to help older patients replace missing teeth or hang onto to the teeth they have. In terms of teeth replacements, it can provide dental bridgework and removable partial dentures that can ensure that patients are able to enjoy their food properly and look their best. For patients who are candidates and want to take advantage of the gold standard in teeth replacement, dental implants start with a minor oral surgery and result in teeth that look and act just like the real thing, while also arresting bone loss. Finally, when one or more teeth become endangered, they can often be saved through a root canal, and the clinic plays hosts to one of California's most respected endodontic specialists.

Medical Center Dental Care notes its team of outstanding dentists is able to provide the very best in dental care for patients of all ages. In addition to helping older patients maintain the best possible oral health, the clinic also offers the skills of a leading pediatric dentist, who knows how to handle the special demands of working with the youngest patients, says the clinic. It adds that it team also includes a leading orthodontist who can provide teens and adults with the straight, attractive teeth they want and need for optimal oral health.

Interested readers who would like to learn more about how Medical Center Dental Care can provide outstanding services for families and individuals can contact the office by phone at (818) 452-0038. They may also visit its web site at


SOURCE Medical Center Dental Care

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