Mom tends to forget to brush her teeth and also not wash her hands after using the bathroom. Occasionally I get a whiff of bad breath and I also worry abut her careless hand wishing. But at 82, she is generally in good physical health (initial stages of dementia). So I have been handing her Listerine cups and hovering around her to make sure she uses it. She has all original teeth but they are all gappy and yellow.
I also squirt hand sanitizer if she will let me.
How important are these things as she goes farther into her dementia journey? Will her teeth be affected in the long run????
Thanks so much