Dental and Oral Hygiene Tips for Seniors.
To maintain good dental and oral health is important for everyone regardless of age. Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once a day and visit your dentist regularly.
With that said some seniors need further assistance to maintain their dental health here are some tips.
* Brushing: For seniors that have arthritis holding a toothbrush may be hard. Make sure you buy a toothbrush with a thicker handle for easier grip.
* Brushing: Seniors may find it easier to use a electric tooth brush. This way if it is harder to brush for the two minutes the electric tooth brush is able to do a better job in a shorter time.
* Flossing: Flossing can be difficult to near impossible when dealing with conditions such as arthritis. Try using dental flossing picks as they are easier to hold and use then regular floss.
* Dentist: It is important to go to your dentist regularly and for seniors you want to make sure your dentist is equipped to handle any special needs you may have. If going to the dentist is not made easy for you, then your are more likely not to keep your dental appointments.