There are a lot of things to consider as you age, whether you are undergoing the process yourself or caring for a loved one. Driving to appointments, keeping track of schedules, even getting dressed or getting in and out of a car can add stress, and make traveling to dental appointments difficult if not impossible. And yet, senior dental cleanings are vital to comfort when eating and speaking, as well as to overall oral and full-body health.
In Home Dental Cleanings Remove Barriers
When traveling to the dentist becomes too much, our trusted team can travel to the patient’s residence and perform an oral evaluation, take and view X-rays, and clean the patient’s teeth using our self-contained dental unit. Patients are treated in their own, comfortable surroundings, and usually will lie in bed during the exam and any procedures. Our office staff will get full health and medication list information from you in advance, and our soothing technicians are experienced in working with senior patients and patients with mobility issues and memory challenges.
Why Good Oral Health Matters At Any Age
Poor brushing habits, or skipping brushing entirely means more than bad breath and a less pleasant smile. When bacteria are not cleaned regularly from teeth and gum areas, decay can develop, causing a cavity to form. Untreated cavities can cause constant pain, but when diagnosed early, cavities can be treated in the patient’s home, with our portable equipment. When bacteria and food particles are not cleaned from the gumline, patients can develop gingivitis or periodontal disease. When infection invades under the gumline, it can gain access to the bloodstream, and circulate throughout the body, meaning oral health problems can affect other areas. This has been correlated with heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic problems.
We Know It’s Easy To Get Overwhelmed
With all that is on the mind of an aging parent or caregiver, we know dental cleanings can fall down the list. Whether a loved one forgets that most basic habit of twice-daily brushing and flossing due to Alzheimer’s disease, or has trouble grasping a toothbrush or performing routines due to mobility issues, we can help. Our friendly office staff will help you complete paperwork and a health and medication history over the phone, and our staff and mobile van travel to you at the scheduled time. Knowing dental cleanings are on your schedule, at a time convenient to you, is one less thing to worry about.
Does An In Home Senior Cleaning Sound Right To You?
If you are interested in knowing more about senior dental cleanings at home, contact us by filling out our online form or call our office today at 800-382-3938 or 949-429-7100. We travel to patients in Southern California, including Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside and San Bernardino County and the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.