Presenter: Sabrina Heglund, PhD
There are links of oral health to systemic health in every stage of our lives. But as seniors, one can forget that the GI system starts with themouth! This talk will focus on the structures within the oral cavity, methods to cleanse all areas of the mouth, and the interaction of the immune system within the mouth. This will lead us into a discussion of the immune system’s role in overall health that may be compromised by its constant battle against oral bacteria.