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Trident Dental Care | Newsletter in Worcester

16 Park Ave,
Worcester, MA 01605

(508) 796-2999
(508) 796-2900

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Senior Dental Care


At our practice, we treat patients of all ages, especially senior citizens. It’s important to take good care of your teeth as you age. Older individuals are at a higher risk of oral complications, including extraction, tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease. Elderly patients often need more frequent visits to stay healthy. If you are a senior citizen who hasn’t come in to see your experienced dentist in a long time, contact our office today to set up your appointment. 


One of the best things you can do for your mouth, especially when you’re in your golden years, is to invest in an electric toothbrush. These clean your teeth while requiring minimal physical effort. This is perfect for patients who struggle with mobility. It cleans your mouth without jeopardizing your physical wellbeing. 


We have other tips for those who struggle with physical activity. Try elongating the handle of your toothbrush. This way you can easily reach your back molars and other harder to reach areas. Look around your home for a few simple materials. Specifically, foam, rubber, or even tongue depressors can assist you. Wrap these around your toothbrush handle closer to its end. You should now have a longer toothbrush! Brushing your teeth should be much easier now. 


If you live or take care of an older individual, your help is important too! Gently remind them to brush twice a day and floss as well. If they have problems with physical tasks, assist them. You can also offer to give them rides to their dental appointments or even schedule the appointments for them. Your dentist knows that dental care is expensive. That’s why many communities offer public health programs for older patients. They offer discounted or even free services for senior citizens. Reach out to your local social services or public health office to learn more. 


Dental hygiene is extremely important for anyone, but even more so for senior citizens. It’s vital that senior citizens come in for routine check ups so that the dentist can keep tabs on their dental health. Sometimes poor dental health can be an indicator that something else is going on inside the body. Gently remind your senior citizen of this and help them set up their next appointment. Do you have any other questions or concerns? We are happy to address any that come up. Please contact our office today.

 
 
Worcester Dentist | Newsletter. Vinay Battula is a Worcester Dentist.