Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care

Among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased, researchers report. “Based on these results, patients had a significant decrease in cavities. Dental pain, infection, cooperation level, and hygiene also tended to improve over time; however, results for these outcomes were not statistically significant,” said one researcher.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/baxogmB3aDg/140709104813.htm

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