A rapidly growing elderly population needs more access to oral health care services, according to a recent report.
But progress is being made in some areas to better care for aging teeth.
The report A State of Decay, Vol. IV is the latest in a series published by Oral Health America (OHA) that surveys the state of oral health in older adults in the United States.
It found that 33% of older adults have lost 6 teeth or more, and sociodemographic factors play a critical role in oral health outcomes.