Resources for Adults, Seniors and Caregivers
We treat clients in senior centers, schools, health care facilities, home health agencies, group homes, continuing care facilities and nursing homes.
“Oral Health In America: Summary of Surgeon General’s Report” Oral Health more than healthy teeth…oral health relates to overall health.
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“Help in detecting diabetes may come from an unlikely source—a registered dental hygienist. Research studies have found a link between periodontal (gum) disease and diabetes. Symptoms of the disease often appear in the mouth, while almost one-third of people with diabetes have severe periodontal disease.
Senior Oral Health Tips
Seniors face a range of special oral concerns, including root decay and periodontal disease.
If you have arthritis or limited use of your hands, try adapting the toothbrush for easy use (follow this link to find easy tips) http://www.adha.org/oralhealth/seniors.htm