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Nursing Home Patients Lack Dental Care

A dental hygienist in the Quad Cities is helping people in nursing homes take care of their teeth. Linda Rowe works for a private company called, Hylife. Its founder wrote Dying from Dirty Teeth: Why the Lack of Proper Oral Care Is Killing Nursing Home Residents and How to Prevent It.

On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill talks with Rowe and two other professionals about the problem and why it's getting worse.

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
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