Physical care for your assisted living residents is certainly a priority. Remember that one way to help protect someone’s well-being is to make sure their smile receives the right support. Without good oral hygiene, problems can accumulate and cause more significant consequences than you might expect! Dental decay and gum disease, when left unchecked, can… Continue reading Securing Dental Care In Assisted Living Communities
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Are Dental Implants Worthwhile for Seniors?
Dental implants are popular and happen to be one of the most effective and resilient tooth prosthetics available. Dental implants help restore confidence and bite function for patients who have lost single or multiple teeth. But what about seniors? Are dental implants a worthwhile treatment to explore in your golden years? The short answer is… Continue reading Are Dental Implants Worthwhile for Seniors?
4 Tips for Helping Someone Else Care for Their Teeth
Often, people who are bedbound or elderly may have trouble caring for their own teeth. Some caregivers are charged with assisting those with motor skill challenges, the very young, and those with behavioral disorders, as well. Regardless of your caregiving situation, oral care is vital for people of all ages to prevent tooth pain, decay,… Continue reading 4 Tips for Helping Someone Else Care for Their Teeth
Is Home Care Dentistry Right for Me?
What do you do if you can’t leave the house, but you’re overdue for a dental visit? It can be challenging for certain demographics like the elderly, disabled, or those with medical issues to make it to the dentist every six months for cleaning and a check-up. Home care dentistry can be the solution. Some… Continue reading Is Home Care Dentistry Right for Me?
Oral Health Care: An Essential Component Of Healthy Aging
The idea of elderly oral health is not an oxymoron. Rather, it is instrumental to the goal of healthy aging. Good oral health helps you chew properly, which means that it allows you to continue to get good nutrition. It also reduces harmful inflammation that has effects throughout your body. Fortunately, the basics underlying elderly… Continue reading Oral Health Care: An Essential Component Of Healthy Aging
5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Teeth
Tooth enamel is indeed the strongest substance in the human body, but it’s far from indestructible. Your smile faces a number of threats that can do it harm. Fortunately, many of these threats are avoidable if you can abstain from certain actions. As we get older, the effects of those actions can be amplified. While… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Teeth
Dental Care Tips For Caregivers
As a caregiver, you are juggling so many responsibilities for your loved one that you may find it difficult to keep up with all of them. It’s important that elderly oral health doesn’t fall by the wayside, however, as it is central to a patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Safeguarding elderly oral health can be… Continue reading Dental Care Tips For Caregivers
Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Matters
Have you been giving your daily oral hygiene routine the attention it deserves? If not, your smile may be suffering. Daily brushing and flossing is just as important for elderly oral health as it is in younger patients, if not more so. Of course, your oral hygiene regimen is merely one component of maintaining a… Continue reading Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Matters
Maintaining Healthy Teeth And Gums Through The Retirement Years
If you’re an older adult who has resigned yourself to oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth loss, think again. It is possible – and desirable – to maintain a healthy, vibrant smile for your entire lifespan. Many aspects of good oral health care don’t change as you get older, such as a… Continue reading Maintaining Healthy Teeth And Gums Through The Retirement Years
Healthy Ways to Satisfy A Sweet Tooth
You probably realize that in order to maintain elderly oral health as you age, you need to get your sweet tooth under control. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Sugar has a number of negative effects on your smile, so it’s important to minimize the risks presented by your sweet tooth. Substituting healthier snacks… Continue reading Healthy Ways to Satisfy A Sweet Tooth