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Developmental Disabilities Often Accompanied By Oral Health Problems, US Study Shows

September 12, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
People with developmental disabilities are potentially burdened with increased oral health problems due to many physical, cognitive, and financial challenges, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Results of the study conducted by researchers at Tufts University of School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine in Massachusetts showed their dental health problems can cause pain, problems with eating, and infection, ultimately causing significant medical issues in the long term. Data shows that 32.2 percent of patients had untreated cavities, 80.3 percent had periodontitis, and 10.9 percent had lost at least some teeth.
Janice Neumann, "People with developmental disabilities face increased risk of oral health problems", Chicago Tribune, September 12, 2012, © Chicago Tribune
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