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National Museum Get MouthPower

Oct. 1, 2010
New oral health resource for seniors to be unveiled Oct. 9, 2010, at ADA Annual Session.
The National Museum of Dentistry will officially launch Get MouthPower, an informative look at the oral health issues for older adults, at the 2010 ADA Annual Session in Orlando, Fla.The unviling will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Booth #1456. Created by the National Museum of Dentistry with the support of Colgate-Palmolive, Get MouthPower is a user-friendly, interactive Web site that features comprehensive and quality oral health information that can be used as a personal health resource or shared with family and friends with easy-to-use online sharing tools.  WHAT: Launch event for the new Get MouthPower website Get MouthPower features informative oral health tips for adults 50+, including an exploration of how the adult mouth is changing and what to do about it, a special look at nutritional issues as we age, and an exploration of the connection between the mouth and the body. Get MouthPower was made possible by the generous support of Colgate-Palmolive.WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida - Booth #1456 in the Volunteer Celebration AreaWHO: National Museum of Dentistry friends and supporters scheduled to be there include:*Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, ADA executive director*Dr. Ron Tankersley, ADA president*Dr. Marsha Butler, vice president, global oral care, Colgate-Palmolive*Jonathan Landers, executive director, National Museum of Dentistry*Dr. Les Seldin, Chair, Board of Visitors, National Museum of Dentistry*Dr. Raymond Gist, ADA President-ElectWHY: The oral health issues of older adults is quickly becoming a priority as the U.S. population 65 and over is anticipated to increase from 40 million in 2010 to 55 million in 2020 (a 36% jump), according to the U.S. Administration on Aging. People are also living longer, averaging 18 years after age 65. We want this growing segment of the population to become more aware of their changing health needs and the importance of good oral health,” said National Museum of Dentistry Executive Director Jonathan Landers. “Get MouthPower is an engaging resource for older adults to learn about oral health issues and options specific to their age group. The more you know, the healthier and happier your golden years will be.”Call (410) 706-0600 or visit read more about caring for the aging, go to caring for the aging.To comment on this subject, go to