Practice Good Oral Hygiene

(Tip # 16)
Contributed By: Olivia Bodea, RDHAP
Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Good oral health is an important part of overall health. And poor oral health is related to many common illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. So I encourage seniors and their caregivers to take dental care seriously, notice changes in teeth and gums, and make dental hygiene an important part of daily life. As for professional check-ups and care, going to the dentist's office is often physically and/or mentally challenging for seniors. Receiving hygienic services in their home is more convenient. It also keeps nervous, routine-driven and forgetful patients nearer their comfort zones.
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