Yes, Mom who has dementia (I don't know what stage) is constantly flossing, using her waterpik, as well as toothpicks on her remaining natural lower teeth to the point where I have seen blood on the floss. She believes that food is stuck in between some teeth.
I have taken her to an oral surgeon (she needed to have a tooth extracted) and I had a private talk with the doctor and he told me that after examining the rest of her teeth that no way can food get stuck and he recommended that she be put on Prozac.
I am used to hearing about how food is stuck in her teeth everyday and I just say rinse your mouth. I nicely try to explain to her that it's not necessary to keep flossing and using her waterpik but she does it anyway.
Tomorrow (weather permitting) she has an app't with her M.D. and I will try to talk to him about this. I really dislike the idea of my Mom taking an anti-depressant as she is sensitive to meds.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Jenna