Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dental Hygiene

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?


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