Exercising Helps Prevent Stress – Share of Cost,

Saturday, Apr. 2nd 2022 7:00 AM

Moderate to light exercise for seniors may help them to deal with anxiety and stress for a period of time after their workout. Previous research has shown that exercise boosts mood, but the effects on a person’s emotional state have yet to be seen, as well as whether the positive effects last when faced with everyday stressors.

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Seniors and Darkened Teeth – ShareofCost.com

Thursday, Mar. 31st 2022 5:38 AM

Advancing age can effect seniors and their teeth.  For some darkened teeth can be an issue.  Darkened teeth is caused to some extent by changes in the tooth dentin as well as by a lifetime of consuming stain causing foods and beverages. By seeing a dentist about darkened teeth, the dentist may be able to brighten them up.

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Share of Cost – Periodontal Disease

Monday, Mar. 28th 2022 12:30 PM

Periodontal diseases other wise know as gum disease is an infection of the supporting structures of the teeth. When not treated, periodontal diseases can result in the loss of teeth. The occurrence of periodontal diseases increases with age, from six percent among persons 25-34 years and to 41 percent among those 65 years and older. 

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Share of Cost – Dental Care, Dental Caries

Saturday, Mar. 26th 2022 5:27 AM

Dental caries (cavities), is an infection of the teeth, which represent another physiological burden, especially important for those whose systems are already weakened by diseases and aging. In 1988-94 nearly one-third of adults 65 years of age and older with natural teeth had untreated dental cavities in either the crown or the root of their teeth. Dental caries is one of the main causes of tooth loss for both young and old adults.  Although the prevalence of dental caries has declined in the U.S. overall, declines have not occurred among the most socially disadvantaged groups of older adults.

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Share of Cost – Medications and Oral Health

Wednesday, Mar. 23rd 2022 6:25 AM

Due to that chronic diseases are so prevalent among older adults, many seniors take multiple prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Therefore it is not unusual for at least one of these medications to have a side effect that is detrimental to their oral health.

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Share of Cost – Use of Dental Prostheses

Sunday, Mar. 20th 2022 12:22 PM

The quality of today’s dental prostheses (dentures and partials) can help persons who have lost some or all of their natural teeth improve their quality of life by restoring lost function and esthetics.

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Share of Cost – Reducing Appetite at The Risk of Increased Stress

Thursday, Mar. 17th 2022 5:13 AM

Ghrelin is a hormone released by the lining of the stomach that promotes feeding behavior. Decreasing ghrelin levels could potentially help combat obesity in fact, a vaccine that lowers ghrelin levels in order to reduce appetite is being studied as a treatment for obesity. However, many people eat as a way to relieve stress.

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Share of Cost – Dental Exam What You Can Expect.

Tuesday, Mar. 15th 2022 9:28 AM

If you are a senior going in for dental check up, if you are new patient to the dental office or if you have not been to your dentist in over a year or more expect to conduct a thorough history and dental exam.  Questions that may be asked can include:

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Share of Cost – Grandparents Commonly Don’t Hide Their Drugs From Kids Properly

Sunday, Mar. 13th 2022 5:12 AM

According to The University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, nearly 1 in 4 grandparents keep prescription medications in places children can easily access. Each year, more young children visit the emergency room for unintentional medication poisonings than for car accidents. The poll asked parents and grandparents of children, aged 1 to 5 years old, whether medicines were present in their homes and if so, how they are stored. Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the C.S.

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Share of Cost – What Oral Pain is Telling You.

Thursday, Mar. 10th 2022 11:57 AM

According to national data 7 percent of adults 65 years and older reported having tooth pain at least twice during the past six months. Oral pain is not something to defer. Oral pain is a sign of an advanced problem in either your tooth or gum tissues. Oral pain and health problems, whether from missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures, cavities, gum disease, or infection, can cause difficulty eating and can force people to adjust the quality, consistency, and balance of their diet. 

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Share of Cost – Your Oral Health Can Affect The Quality of Your Life 

Monday, Mar. 7th 2022 5:22 AM

Oral health problems can hinder a person’s ability to be free of pain and discomfort, to be able to maintain a satisfying and nutritious diet, and to enjoy interpersonal relationships and a have positive self-image.  Oral and dental health problems are more frequently found in an older adult population for whom other health problems are often more of a priority. However studies show links to poor oral health and over all health care issues and therefore should not be seen as not important, since oral health is connected to your overall health care. 

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Sugar-Laden Healthy Option Drinks – Share of Cost

Thursday, Mar. 3rd 2022 6:12 AM

British consumers are considerably misjudging how much sugar supposedly “healthy option drinks” contain, researchers from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, revealed in a new report. The investigators asked 2,005 individuals across the country to estimate how much sugar some popular drinks contained. They found that, in general, people tend to slightly overestimate the sugar content of sodas (fizzy drinks), while seriously underestimating levels in milkshakes, smoothies, energy drinks and several fruit juices.

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ShareofCost.com Seniors Dental Health, Loose tooth help

Sunday, Feb. 27th 2022 5:14 AM

I have this one tooth that seems to be a little loose.  Is there anything that can be done to make this tooth more secure.

Answer: You may want to visit a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist that is a specialist in diagnosing, treating and preventing gum diseases and the supporting bones of the teeth. A periodontist can examine your condition and review your oral hygiene practices, and discuss your medical history (Remember certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can contribute to the problem of loose teeth) and advise best course of treatment in order to save your tooth.

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Share of Cost – Seniors Addressing Their Dental Care Needs.

Thursday, Feb. 24th 2022 11:01 AM

With more and more studies showing links to poor oral health and over all health care issue it is important to maintain your oral and dental care health. Seniors may need to see their dentist more then just twice a year if advised by their dentist in order to properly maintain their dental healthcare needs.

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Share of Cost – Wetting Your Toothbrush

Monday, Feb. 21st 2022 5:33 AM

Although you do not need to wet your toothbrush at all there are some benefits to wetting your toothbrush before you start brushing your teeth. If you wet your toothbrush before adding your toothpaste, it helps to softens your toothbrush bristles and rinses off any debris. If you Wet your toothbrush after adding toothpaste it help to ensures the toothpaste melts into your toothbrush so it doesn’t roll off

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Share of Cost – Using Toothpaste

Friday, Feb. 18th 2022 10:12 AM

Did you know most people use too much toothpaste? You only need use a peas sized dab of toothpaste on your toothbrush. Most adults tend to think that it is necessary to cover the entire brushing surface of a toothbrush because of the way toothpaste is advertised on television and adds.

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