Wednesday April 15, 2015
In this edition of Wellness Wednesday’s, we look at dental care for seniors and tips for maintaining a happy and healthy smile!
As you or your loved one ages, you may notice changes that need to be made when it comes to taking care of your/their teeth and gums. By making smart choices and taking good care of teeth and gums, seniors of all ages can enjoy good oral health.
Oral Health Risks for Seniors
Aging puts many seniors at risk for a number of oral health problems including:
Oral Hygiene Tips for Seniors
To maintain good oral hygiene, it is important for seniors to:
If you or your loved one wears dentures:
Affording Dental Care for Seniors
If you or your loved one are on a limited fixed income and cannot afford regular dental care, many dentists offer their services at reduced fees through dental society-sponsored programs. Since aid varies from one community to another, call your local dental office for information about where you can find the nearest assistance programs and low-cost dental care locations.
Remember, you are never too old to have healthy teeth and gums! By maintaining good oral health you or your loved one can have a happy and healthy smile for years to come!
Don’t miss our next edition of Wellness Wednesday’s where we look at prevention techniques for avoiding Arthritis.
We are very grateful for your thoughtfulness and for the excellent care that mum received over the past year from all the senior companions. Sincerely,
I and B. B, Hamilton