Have you heard of the term, “oral cripple”? Dentists use the term to describe a person who has such significant dental problems that they substantially and negatively impact the quality of life. … [Read more...] about What Does the Dental Term, “Oral Cripple” Mean?
Jane sits in the dining room of her nursing home waiting for lunch with her friend, Josephine. The waitress serves Josephine a plate of roast beef, colorful mixed vegetables and baked potato with a dollop of sour cream. With it comes a slice of apple pie for dessert. As Jane looks longingly at her … [Read more...] about Nutrition and Dental Care Part 2: Diet and the Nursing Home Resident