Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Dental subsidies needed for Hong Kong’s elderly as bad teeth keep poor from sleeping, eating properly, social workers say

  • Survey finds toothache affects sleep of those living below the poverty line three times more than average elderly person
  • SoCO community organiser Ivan Lin warns teeth problems are a serious health concern for city’s ageing poor

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Social workers say quality of life can be affected by tooth problems. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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