With modern advances in dental technology, our Calgary NE dentists are finding that clients who are seniors are enjoying better dental health including quality of their natural teeth more than ever before. Especially for seniors, maintaining dental health is key to overall fitness and according to a great post from B.C. Dental Association there are several simple tips to keep in mind:
- Mouth care: Brush and floss your teeth twice a day – also remember to remove and clean dentures daily
- Nutrition and lifestyle factors: Eat a nutritious diet. Limit alcohol and avoid tobacco
- Examination: Visit your dentist regularly for an examination – even if you wear dentures.
Let your dentist know about any medications you may be taking and any changes to your health
If you suffer from dry mouth, speak to your dentist about what you can do to alleviate the symptoms
If you have dexterity issues, ask your dentist about assistive devices to support daily mouth care
- Plan for your future dental care: Plan for your future dental care – many adults lose their dental plan upon retirement. Consider creating a dental plan to support your ongoing care needs.
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