It appears that my mom's hygiene (she didn't shower for a year) is having some consequences. She had some UTIs and things like that when we first took her to the hospital. Now, I am noticing her dental hygiene is really catching up with her.
I read this article (here) from the blog Mental Health Realities about a new study (which can be found here) that had evidence that people with mental illnesses were 3x as likely to lose their teeth than the general population.
I believe it! I just noticed my mom's teeth (the tops are veneers) and made her an appointment right away. Hopefully she won't lose too many teeth.
Sorry if that grosses anyone out. I just thought I'd keep it real : )
Anyone have experience with teeth loss/poor dental hygiene?