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Seniors who sit in a draft are likely to catch a cold; those who leave their dentures in overnight could be at a higher risk for pneumonia, the Association of Mature American Citizens concludes from a new study published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research.
The researchers studied 526 men and women in their 80’s over a three year period and found that nearly 41 percent of the 453 denture wearers among them had an array of oral hygiene problems and that they were more than twice as likely to develop the dreaded respiratory disease.
Their conclusion for geriatric patients: take those dentures out of your moth before nodding off for the night.