Learn about “oral frailty” so that you don’t become bedridden
April 17, 2020
Have you heard about ultra-early symptoms of ageing? What is “oral frailty”?
What happens if you ignore your “oral frailty”?
If you ignore the condition, you
may end up losing your healthy teeth, limiting your food options, and also
experiencing nutritional imbalance and
Among the main consequences of
‘oral frailty’, we can experience poor nutrition as a result of the deterioration
of overall muscle mass, interference in daily living due to decline of the
musculoskeletal system. Eventually, you might also become self-conscious about your
oral condition, which may ultimately inhibit your ability to
participate proactively in society.
What’s important to prevent “oral frailty” are as follows: ① constantly maintain a clean oral environment, and
② maintain your oral functions. Let’s raise our awareness and
start living a healthy oral lifestyle today by removing dental plaque via
appropriate brushing and periodic dental examinations, and adopting positive
habits like determining a set time every day to conduct oral exercises, such as
while bathing or after brushing teeth.