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Elderly Aged Care Residents In Teeth Cleaning Trial Had Better Health Outcomes, Researchers Say

August 26, 2019
by ABC News


From the moment we can hold a toothbrush, we are told to clean our teeth at least twice a day — but by the time we reach our twilight years, our teeth are largely neglected.

Now, a Tasmanian trial has shown the simple act of brushing an elderly person’s teeth two times a day, can help save their life.

The trial was conducted at two aged care homes in northern Tasmania, chosen for their higher rates of chest infection.

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