Should I still take my dad with Alzheimer's to the dentist for regular checkups?
My dad is 87 yrs. old with Alzheimer. He never removes or cleans his upper and lower dentures.Should I still take him to the dentist for regular checkups?
Not cleaning his dentures may allow overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in your father's mouth that would increase his risk of developing aspiration pneumonia. Dentist might check for possible presence of mouth cancer.