Monday, July 25, 2011

Help For Dental Problems

It's not the kiddies that have the greatest amount of tooth decay. It's people over 65.

That's because older people produce less saliva that's needed to clean the teeth. According to the American Geriatrics Society's Foundation for Health in Aging, "gums shrink with age, exposing the tooth to decay or infection." Often the elderly have trouble flossing and brushing because of sight and mobility limitations.

Here are some solutions:

1. Visit the dentist yearly.

2. Make sure to floss and brush regularly. An electric toothbrush used properly can help.

3. Have dentures checked and refitted regularly.

4. Moisten a dry mouth.

5. Make an appointment with your dentist or physician if you find red or white spots or sores in your mouth that do not disappear within 2 weeks.

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2 comments:

Anita said...

Time to make an appointment! :)

Darcy said...

It's really dangerous if we're negligent with our oral health as it would lead to oral cancer. So its really needed to follow the right dental hygiene and of course a regular visit to our dentist. I have had my dental problems fixed at dentist Richmond
and they really had done some works in my teeth.