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Oral Health Q&As
Are my parent's dental needs met in a nursing home?
When your parent is in the nursing home it is important that all medical needs are met including dental. There may not be dental services on site but there are transportation services that are available to transport the residents to dental appointments so that they can get the dental care that is needed. It is important that you advocate for these services for your family.
- QWhat increases my risk for oral health problems?
- QWhat are the symptoms of poor oral health?
- QHow can the pH of my saliva affect my teeth?
- QWhy has oral health deteriorated over the last several years?
- QWhat is orthodontia?
- QWhy are there specialties in dentistry?
- QHow can I find credible dental health information online?
- QWhat is oral pathology in dentistry?
- QHow many dental specialties are there?
- QWhat is oral and maxillofacial radiology in dentistry?
- QWhat is dental health?
- QWhen should I call my doctor if I have malocclusion?
- QWhat medications help treat malocclusion?
- QWhat are the symptoms of malocclusion?
- QHow is malocclusion diagnosed?
- QWhat increases my risk for malocclusion?
- QHow does malocclusion affect my body?
- QHow can I help prevent malocclusion?
- QWhat causes malocclusion?
- QWhat procedures help treat malocclusion?
- QWhat could be causing my lips and tongue to feel numb and tingle?
- QWhat can cause oral health problems in older adults?
- QWhy is oral health in older adults important?
- QWhere can I get free dental care?