Dr Tariq Drabu Speaks About Oral Care and the Elderly in 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu said, “Dental care professionals need to be aware of the oral care requirements in elderly patients.”

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Dr Tariq Drabu

It is important that the elderly ensure they brush their teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes, they should also have a good fluoride toothpaste and take advantage of mouthwash

(PRWEB) August 03, 2014

Dr Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and education dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the United Kingdom and has worked in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr Drabu received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today he is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He is an active tutor and mentor to postgraduate dentists at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Dr Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on 22 July 2014 on a leading dentistry website. The full article can be read here.

Dr Tariq Drabu said “The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has revealed that those that live over one hundred years of age and their children had better oral health than those who did not reach their one hundredth birthday. The study revealed that forty six percent of those born in 1900 didn’t have natural teeth between 1971 and 1974, where out of those who made it to their one hundredth birthday, only thirty seven percent didn’t have their natural teeth.”

Dr Tariq Drabu went on to say, “The article advised us that those that didn’t reach one hundred were less likely to report good oral health, this was based on information obtained from their children. The World Health Organization has advised the need for dental professionals to communicate the importance of oral diseases to elderly patients including gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancers.”

Dr Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Elderly patients are more likely to suffer from poor oral health than a younger person. Brushing can be a painful exercise, especially for those suffering from arthritis, which means they don’t brush properly and don’t brush all the hard to reach places. It is important that the elderly ensure they brush their teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes, they should also have a good fluoride toothpaste and take advantage of mouthwash. It is up to us as dental professionals to educate our elderly patients and determine where they need help and make recommendations accordingly.”

About Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.


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