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How and why does a decline in the sense of taste affect seniors?

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As people age, they’re more at risk for oral health problems. A decline in the sense of taste is one of them. While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to it.

From: Dental Care for Seniors WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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