Did you know that losing teeth is not part of aging? Many of us have seen elderly people who are in their 90’s and still have most of their teeth. They fully enjoy all the pleasures of chewing their food, smiling, and proudly saying “I am almost 92 now and still have my teeth!” But many others are struggling with serious dental diseases which affect many aspects of their lives and, especially, their general health. These dental diseases are completely preventable.
As we age, it becomes harder to take care of the teeth the way we used to. Inability to properly brush and floss leads to build up of bacterial plaque and, eventually to gum infection and cavities. Assisted living homes and nursing homes do their best to take care of teeth brushing, but most of the time, brushing alone is not enough to prevent really bad mouth infections.
Our hope is to help as many adults as possible with the prevention of dental problems and tooth loss in comfort of their assisted environment homes.
According to the American Dental Association, “There is a connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Bleeding gums, visible root surfaces and loose teeth are not normal at any age. These are usually signs of an infection called periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal infections can be serious and can affect not only the mouth, but potentially your overall health. Likewise, increasing medical evidence suggests that an unhealthy mouth may worsen serious medical problems, like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.”
When gums start to bleed during teeth brushing or flossing, it is time to evaluate daily mouth care and schedule an appointment for teeth cleaning and dental screening.
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