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Oral Hygiene and Parkinson’s…

September 28, 2015 | Categories for this post are: Volume 6


 Growing evidence suggests that oral hygiene, which includes regular brushing of teeth and the tongue can be a major defence against the development of serious infections, particularly in the elderly and those who are physically compromised because of a neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s.

 Many medications taken for Parkinson’s or other chronic diseases may have a drying effect inside mouth and throat, further promoting bacterial overgrowth, so adequate intake of water is another important measure that can and should be undertaken.

  Re-printable with permission from the author: Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP. Send correspondence to: info@voiceaerobicsdvd.com  http://www.voiceaerobicsdvd.com/