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Sleeping in dentures doubles risk of elderly developing pneumonia

Sleeping in dentures doubles risk of elderly developing pneumonia 
 
 
Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics takes note of recent study that shows sleeping in dentures doubles the risk of pneumonia in the elderly
 
Orlando, FL- Lead researcher Toshimitsu Iinuma of Nihon University School of Dentistry, Japan has recently published a study showing a two fold increase in pneumonia risk in elderly patients that sleep in their dentures.   
 
"We always recommend that patients with dentures not to sleep with their prosthesis in.  But due to social and memory issues we know its often an arduous task for patients to comply with our recommendations" says Dr. Matar.
 
A common misconception is that if a patient has no natural teeth and a complete denture ...

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