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Why is good dental care so important in patients with huntington's disease?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: See below

Because of neurological issues and deterioration in muscle control , good dental care is important to keep the patients healthy or they will experience pain and inability to eat, resulting in malnutrition.

In brief: See below

Because of neurological issues and deterioration in muscle control , good dental care is important to keep the patients healthy or they will experience pain and inability to eat, resulting in malnutrition.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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In brief: Dental care

Patients with huntington’s disease are no different from those of other people.
They are not innately more susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease but people with huntington’s disease do present clinically with more dental problems this link will provide more detailed info http://www.Huntington-assoc.Com/dentalcare.Pdf.

In brief: Dental care

Patients with huntington’s disease are no different from those of other people.
They are not innately more susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease but people with huntington’s disease do present clinically with more dental problems this link will provide more detailed info http://www.Huntington-assoc.Com/dentalcare.Pdf.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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In brief: Prevention Early

Huntington's disease has progressive neuromuscular degeneration and in advanced stages, dental treatment may not be available when dental infection or pain arises.
Early preventive dental care and treatment can keep the oral cavity free from pain and sources of infection.

In brief: Prevention Early

Huntington's disease has progressive neuromuscular degeneration and in advanced stages, dental treatment may not be available when dental infection or pain arises.
Early preventive dental care and treatment can keep the oral cavity free from pain and sources of infection.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tooth care

Dental care is important for everyone.
Tooth caries-cavities, gingivitis, dental abscess-infection, periodontitis (tender teeth) etc are potential source for endocardial disease (infection in the heart) with risk of sepsis (severe body infection), kidney disease, and many other conditions. Heart and kidney are favorite places for infection of dental origin. Brush your teeth and tongue, and floss.

In brief: Tooth care

Dental care is important for everyone.
Tooth caries-cavities, gingivitis, dental abscess-infection, periodontitis (tender teeth) etc are potential source for endocardial disease (infection in the heart) with risk of sepsis (severe body infection), kidney disease, and many other conditions. Heart and kidney are favorite places for infection of dental origin. Brush your teeth and tongue, and floss.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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