Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Importance Of Senior Dental Health

It seems as people age their dental care became less important and general health becomes top priority. One thing many people don't know is your dental health plays a major role in whole-body health. With this in mind, is very important for our aging loved ones to keep dental health a priority.

Here are some reasons why senior dental care is important:

  • Heart Disease - Research has shown there is a link between heart disease and tooth decay. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with periodontal disease are almost twice likely to have Coronary Artery Disease.
  • Pneumonia - Poor oral health has been linked to pneumonia in older adults. 
  • Dry Mouth - Usually linked from medications and cancer treatments.
  • Denture induced Stomatitis - Caused by poor fitting dentures.
How to improve Senior Dental Care? 
  • Brush teeth twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush.
  • Clean between teeth at least once a day with floss or a dental pick.
  • Rinse with a mouthwash.
  • If used- remove dentures and let them soak in a cleaner then scrub.
  • Visit the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning.
The mouth is a window to the rest of the body, that's why its important to maintain a healthy mouth!

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