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November 17, 2014
Category: Informational

Study: Senior Citizens Who Wear Dentures During Sleep At Increased Risk For Pneumonia.

A new study shows that seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia.  The research found that those who wore their dentures at night were about twice as likely to develop pneumonia as those who removed their dentures.  The researchers found that the risk for pneumonia associated with wearing dentures during sleep is comparable with the increased risk for the disease associated with mental impairment, history of stroke and respiratory disease. Thus, the study results suggest that senior citizens should NOT wear their dentures while they sleep.