Seniors and Oral Health | Syringa Dental and Implants

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As you age, your teeth require special attention to maintain their strength and health. At Syringa Dental and Implants, we understand the importance of proactive dental care, especially for seniors who are at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. In addition to regular dental check-ups, here are some essential tips to ensure the health of your teeth as you age.

Keep a Consistent Oral Hygiene Routine
Regardless of age, maintaining a daily oral hygiene routine is crucial for oral health. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily to remove plaque and food particles. For seniors with dentures, it’s essential to remove them for at least four hours each day, preferably at night. Dentures should be cleaned daily to prevent plaque buildup and oral infections. Additionally, staying hydrated by drinking water helps stimulate saliva production, which aids in remineralizing enamel. Don’t forget to schedule regular visits to Syringa Dental and Implants as part of your oral care routine.

Tips for Caregivers
If you’re a caregiver for an elderly loved one, encouraging them to maintain good oral hygiene can be challenging. Establishing a routine and setting specific times for brushing and flossing can help. Remind them to brush and floss regularly, and assist them in scheduling dental appointments at Syringa Dental and Implants. If they have difficulty with daily dental care, our team can provide guidance and solutions to make it more manageable.

Financial Assistance Options
Seniors residing in nursing homes and enrolled in state or national financial programs may be eligible for financial assistance for essential dental care. The Incurred Medical Expense regulation, recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), helps cover necessary dental treatments. If you or your loved one require treatment, discuss this option with the nursing home or care facility’s caseworker to alleviate the financial burden.

Don’t Neglect Gum Health
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can be exacerbated by certain medications commonly prescribed to seniors. It’s essential to inform our team at Syringa Dental and Implants about any changes in medication during your visits. Early detection of periodontal disease is crucial, as it can progress painlessly. Regular dental check-ups ensure timely evaluation and treatment, as recommended by the ADA.

Maintain a Healthy Smile with Syringa Dental and Implants
Keeping your teeth healthy as you age requires commitment to a daily oral hygiene routine and regular visits to Syringa Dental and Implants. If you’re a caregiver, ensure your loved one receives the necessary attention and adheres to a daily oral care routine. For more personalized tips on maintaining oral health or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to support you in achieving and preserving a healthy smile for years to come.

Syringa Dental and Implants of Post Falls
Phone: 208-777-0292
1850 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID 838354