Caregiver/Patient Limitations

  • Dental care is not always a high priority and may not be given the attention it deserves by patients, caregivers and health care providers.
  • Caregivers may be overwhelmed with care needs and deemphasize oral care without realizing its importance to overall health.
  • Financial limitations may force patients to choose between systemic and oral health care and basic necessities.
  • Oral hygiene and dental care can be physically or behaviorally challenging for those with conditions such as Parkinson's, arthritis, autism, Down Syndrome, and many others.

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