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Oral Health Conditions of Older People: Focus on the Balkan Countries
Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine
SUMMARY Oral health plays a pivotal role in general health, especially in older people. Oral diseases may affect the development of systemic conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke and hypertension. The most important oral health conditions that have been recorded in dental literature for older population include tooth loss, dental caries, periodontal diseases, xerostomia (dry mouth) and oral cancer. Edentulism influences social life, either causing aestheticdoi:10.1515/bjdm-2015-0036 fatcat:ejzkfnjd5ffqnlnorzir3rpqna