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Oral Health Resources for Older People

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General Dental Care for Older People

Dental Advice for Older Adults - Dental Health Services Victoria

The Dental Health Services VictoriaLink to external website website provides general dental advice for older people specially focussed towards older adults and carers.

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Oral Health for Older People - Aged Care in Victoria

The Oral Health for Older PeopleLink to external website page highlights the importance of maintaining good oral health, risk factors, oral hygiene advice, common myths, what to look out for, denture care and their information.

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Dental Care for Older People - SA Health

The Dental Care for Older PeopleLink to external website page contains oral health advice for older adults and links to brochures and a list of SA Dental Service community dental clinics, and special needs home visiting service.

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Oral Hygiene and Decay Information - Dental Practice Education Research Unit - The University of Adelaide

This unit provides Oral Health Information Pamphlets including the following aimed at adults and older adults:

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Dental Health Tips for Over 50's - Australian Dental Association

The ADA has provided a Dental Health Tips Fact Sheet Link to external websitedirected to people aged over 50 years old.

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Denture Care - Dental Health Services Victoria

The Denture CareLink to external website page provides advice on dentures function, cleaning, maintenance, and issues that can arise.

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Caring for your Dentures and Partial Dentures - SA Health

This Caring for your Dentures and Partial DenturesLink to external website brochure contains information regarding new dentures, eating and daily/weekly cleaning tips, sore spots, dry mouth, and denture fit.

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Dentures - Australian Dental Association

The Australian Dental Association provides information for dentures wearers including:

  • What are dentures?
  • What is the difference between a denture and a crown or bridge?
  • What steps are involved in getting a denture?
  • How are dentures made?
  • How long will I have to go without any teeth?
  • How often should I have my dentures checked?
  • Why does my denture need t be relined?
  • How long after fitting can I keep going back to have my new dentures adjusted free of charge?

*Documents no longer available

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Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Unit

Adelaide Dental School 
Level 9, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building 
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 3291