The motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease can affect patients’ dental health. Assessing for symptoms that could be barriers to maintaining proper dental health is important. Every dentist should be informed of and familiar with his/her patient's symptoms and medications. Patients or care partners should be reminded to schedule routine dental cleanings and evaluations.
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