Throughout our life stages our oral health care needs change. Today, we would like to discuss the unique dental needs of seniors – what seniors can do for homecare to support these needs as well as what we can do as oral healthcare providers.
There is no question that getting food out of the hard to reach places between your teeth is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but what if flossing is really not for you? The good news is that there are many alternatives to traditional floss and depending on the anatomy of your unique teeth, one of these alternatives may actually be a better solution!
The CDA reports that while 73% of the population brushes twice per day, only 28% are regularly flossing. Could this be due to the (highly inaccurate) report back in 2016 that flossing was not beneficial to your oral health? Or is it just because most people hate the feeling of string wrapped around the fingers and two hands trying to maneuver the floss between the teeth?
We often strive to make sound eating choices based on our personal health requirements as well as recommendations by the nutritional experts. Did you know your dental health team also has nutritional recommendations that will help to improve your oral health?
Everyone knows that you go to your dentist for any mouth related issues and to your family doctor for everything else, but did you know that the two are directly linked? You might be very surprised to learn that your oral health will most certainly have an impact on your overall health!
A common complaint we hear almost daily from patients involves the discomfort of having a chronic dry mouth. If you have experienced this condition before, you know just how uncomfortable a dry mouth is. Today we are going to look at what causes a dry mouth, side effects that occur as a result of not producing enough saliva, and what you can do to get some relief.