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Seniors and Oral Health | Dr. Crystal Stinson

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As you age, it’s essential to prioritize the health and strength of your teeth. At Terrell Family Dentistree, led by Dr. Crystal Stinson, we understand the significance of maintaining optimal oral health throughout all stages of life. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to periodontal disease, but there are proactive measures you can take to ensure the well-being of your teeth.

Establish a Consistent Routine
Maintaining a daily oral hygiene regimen is crucial regardless of age. Ensure you brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. For seniors with dentures, it’s important to remove them for at least four hours daily, preferably at night, and clean them thoroughly. Hydration is key; drinking water not only stimulates saliva production but also helps strengthen teeth, especially if it contains fluoride. Don’t forget to schedule regular visits to our office as part of your routine dental care.

Tips for Caregivers
Caring for an elderly loved one’s oral health can pose challenges, but it’s essential to prioritize. Remind them to brush and floss regularly, establish a routine, and assist them in scheduling dental appointments. If daily dental care becomes overwhelming, reach out to our office for guidance and solutions tailored to your needs.

Financial Support
For seniors in nursing homes enrolled in state or national financial programs, exploring options like the Incurred Medical Expense regulation recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) can help alleviate the financial burden of necessary dental treatments. Consult the nursing home or care facility’s caseworker for more information on available assistance.

Don’t Neglect Gum Health
Periodontal disease, often influenced by certain medications, can develop silently. During your visits to our office, inform us of any changes in your medications to ensure comprehensive care. Regular dental check-ups are vital, as chronic periodontitis affects over 47% of adults over 30, according to the ADA.

Prioritize Oral Health Through the Years
Maintaining healthy teeth as you age requires commitment. Stick to a daily routine of brushing and flossing, and ensure regular visits to our office. If you’re a caregiver, ensure your elderly loved ones receive the necessary attention and adhere to a daily oral health routine.

For additional tips on maintaining healthy teeth or to schedule your next appointment, reach out to Terrell Family Dentistree. We’re dedicated to supporting you in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health at every stage of life.

Terrell Family Dentistree
Phone: 972-210-7254
705 W. Moore Ave
Terrell, TX 75160

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Monday:8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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