Oral health conditions and frailty in Mexican community-dwelling elderly: a cross sectional analysis

@inproceedings{CastrejnPrez2012OralHC,
  title={Oral health conditions and frailty in Mexican community-dwelling elderly: a cross sectional analysis},
  author={Roberto Carlos Castrej{\'o}n-P{\'e}rez and S A{\'i}da Borges-Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Luis Miguel Guti{\'e}rrez-Robledo and Jos{\'e} Alberto Avila-Funes},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Oral health is an important component of general well-being for the elderly. Oral health-related problems include loss of teeth, nonfunctional removable dental prostheses, lesions of the oral mucosa, periodontitis, and root caries. They affect food selection, speaking ability, mastication, social relations, and quality of life. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that confers vulnerability to negative health-related outcomes. The association between oral health and frailty has not been… CONTINUE READING
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