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Dental Patients With Special Conditions

Dental articles, resources and information about dental care for patients with special conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes and HIV.
Dry Mouth is Common Among Seniors
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a common problem among older adults, and can cause extensive dental problems.
Oral Hygiene is Especially Important Among Women
Explains why women need to be more careful with their oral hygiene due to certain life factors.
Why is Oral Hygiene so Important During Pregnancy?
Oral hygiene is always important, but even more so during pregnancy. Find out how dental problems can be intensified during pregnancy.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Mouthguards and Sports - Are Mouthguards Really Necessary?
Mouthguards can offer superior protection against dental related injuries. Find out how to choose and take care of a dental mouthguard.
Pregnancy Gingivitis - What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?
Explains what pregnancy gingivitis is, how you can prevent pregnancy gingivitis and what to do if you develop pregnancy gingivitis.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
Dental Health Issues Associated With HIV / AIDS
Dental health issues associated with HIV / AIDS and how to help maintain dental health while the immune system is weakened.
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease
Marian Eure provides information about diabetes and gum disease.
Oral Health Should Not be Neglected by Arthritis Patients
Difficulties and complications of arthritis can sometimes make it difficult to maintain good oral health. Carol and Richard Eustice, our Guides to Arthritis, explain why it is important to pay attention to oral health and not to wait until a toothache occurs.
Dental Care in Dementia
Christine Kennard, About's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease, tells why at least one in five people with dementia are missing out on dental care because of concerns by their caregiver.
Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth
Marian Eure, our Guide to Senior Health, offers some wonderful tips on taking care of your teeth and mouth. These tips for all ages can help put you on the right path to good dental health and avoid having dental problems in the future.
Dental Problems Associated with Diabetes
Learn about the dental problems associated with diabetes.
10 Daily Tips to Live Well with Diabetes
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults and is also frequently linked to the control of diabetes. Nina Nazor, our Guide to Diabetes, provides these 10 Daily Tips to Live Well with Diabetes.

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