Oral health in Florida nursing homes.

P. E. Murray, D. Ede-Nichols, Franklin Garcia-Godoy

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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the oral health and hygiene status among 265 South Florida nursing home residents aged between 45 and 98 years. METHODS: The oral health and hygiene status of the residents were assessed by noting the presence of calculus, caries, gingivitis, cheilitis, apthous ulcer, dry mouth and red or white lesions. RESULTS: The incidence of nursing home residents with calculus was 79.6% and the remaining 20.4% were edentulous. More than half of residents had oral problems (50.6%) the commonest was gingivitis (36.6%), followed by caries (26%) and tooth fracture (15.9%). Almost half the residents wore dentures (47.2%). Statistical analysis was conducted using analysis of variance (P-values). Ageing of the residents was statistically correlated to a worsening of oral hygiene status (P<0.0066), absence and presence of one or two dentures (P<0.0034) and a loss of teeth (P<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The ageing of residents is correlated to increasing oral health problems and the loss of teeth. Oral health neglect affects almost all of the nursing home residents. Care providers should receive education and training from dental hygienists to improve the standard of oral hygiene and health of the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Dental Hygiene
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Oral Health
Nursing Homes
Oral Hygiene
Tooth Loss
Gingivitis
Dentures
Calculi
Health Status
Tooth Fractures
Cheilitis
Homes for the Aged
Dental Hygienists
Oral Ulcer
Analysis of Variance
Education
Incidence

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  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)

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Oral health in Florida nursing homes. / Murray, P. E.; Ede-Nichols, D.; Garcia-Godoy, Franklin.

In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.01.2006, p. 198-203.

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Murray, P. E. ; Ede-Nichols, D. ; Garcia-Godoy, Franklin. / Oral health in Florida nursing homes. In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene. 2006 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 198-203.
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