Aging and the Oral Cavity

  • Gretchen Gibson
  • Linda C. Niessen


Many myths surround aging and the oral cavity. The stereotype of a grandmother going to bed with her teeth in a cup on the nightstand will fade rapidly as the baby boomers (those Americans born between 1946 and 1964) reach older adulthood in the twenty-first century.


Salivary Gland Oral Health Periodontal Disease Oral Cavity Oral Cancer 
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  • Linda C. Niessen

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