Dental Care for the Elderly Articles

  • Oral Health Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Maintaining dental hygiene is often one of the most difficult objectives for a family caregiver. Dementia patients often stop partaking in personal care routines and it is up to their caregivers to help them with these tasks.

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  • A Dentist’s Take on Dentures

    Dentures can help seniors improve their confidence and quality of life. Use these expert tips to ensure dentures fit comfortably and learn how to properly care for a senior’s mouth after tooth loss.

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  • Dry Mouth in the Elderly Can Have a Big Impact on Senior Health

    Dry mouth in the elderly is often caused by medications and can have a big impact on a senior's health. Talk to your aging loved ones doctor or dentist about any difficulty or changes in eating, tasting, swallowing, talking or denture retention.

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  • Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It

    When the person you are caring for has stopped eating or only picks at the food on their plate, your first reaction is to push them to eat. Instead, consider the underlying reasons for their diminished appetite and how they can be addressed.

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  • Bathing & Hygiene Top Tips: Assisting with Dental Care

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for helping a senior brush their teeth.

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  • Dos and Don'ts: Dental Coverage for Seniors

    Seniors are more susceptible to certain oral health problems, like dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth loss, but they are also less likely than ever to have employer-sponsored dental insurance. That means it’s up to you to explore options for covering both routine exams and more specialized dental procedures.

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  • Dementia Makes Even Simple Decisions Difficult for Caregivers

    Charlie has developed serious dental problems, so now I have to decide which treatment he should get. Do I go for the costly surgery that lasts longer or the more affordable option that could break down in a few years?

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  • Oral Care Strategies for Older Adults

    Research makes a strong connection between poor oral health and impaired health overall. Oral care tends to fall by the wayside for seniors, but it should remain a top priority for everyone.

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  • 5 Things Your Teeth Reveal about Your Health

    Taking care of your teeth and gums is about much more than having a healthy mouth and a dazzling smile.

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  • Charlie's Brain and His Teeth

    Charlie's latest dementia-fueled obsession: his dental health. He's always asking me to make appointments with the dentist, even though he doesn't need to go.

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  • What Do Your Teeth Have to Do With Your Brain?

    Maintaining good dental health is important for you and your loved one. Some studies even say that oral hygiene is linked to brain health.

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  • 11 Remedies for Dry Mouth

    Find home remedies and treatment suggestions for dry mouth (xerostomia) in order to avoid serious health consequences like infection, gum disease, and tooth loss.

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  • Teeth and Mouth Care for Seniors

    Good oral hygiene is crucial at any age. Use these tips to prevent tooth and gum issues and find affordable dental care.

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  • Diabetes and Oral Health

    Diabetes and high blood glucose levels can lead to gum disease and peritonitis. Left untreated, these conditions cause teeth to fall out.

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  • 19 Free and Discounted Services for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    With so many seniors living on limited incomes, finding affordable products and services is crucial. Get the inside scoop on freebies and discounts available to you and your loved one.

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