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					Seniors Are At High Risk For Cavities



        Before            After
    Seniors and cavities
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 Did you know that seniors
develop as many cavities as
       children do?



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   Modern dentistry has helped
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• Modern dentistry has helped us keep our
  teeth longer, which is great news. At the
  same time, because seniors have their teeth
  longer, chances of dental caries is higher.




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Teeth are exposed to damaging factors
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 • Teeth are exposed to a number of damaging
   factors. Everyone can develop cavities,
   young or old.




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            The good news
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• The good news is, there are numerous ways
  to prevent tooth decay and numerous
  techniques in treating them. However,
  seniors may be more prone to developing
  cavities.




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 There are several reasons for this:
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• Difficulty in following regular oral hygiene
  care. Elderly patients sometimes have
  difficulty with the use of their hands so they
  might not be able to properly brush or floss.
  For this reason, tartar and plaque are not
  removed as needed.



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          Not enough fluoride
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• Not enough fluoride. Everybody needs
  fluoride, but elderly need to apply fluoride
  more often for protection.




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                 Dry mouth
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• Dry mouth. This is common to elderly. Dry
  mouth may be brought about by the
  medications prescribed to them. Chewing
  gum or sucking on sugar-free lozenges will
  help the production of saliva.




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              Gum disease
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• Gum disease. Senior patients may develop
  gum disease due to poor oral hygiene.




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             Gum recession
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• Gum recession. The gums may recede
  exposing the roots of the teeth. Roots don’t
  have the protection of enamel and are at a
  very high risk for tooth dacay.
• Poor diet. A diet high in sugar and low in
  calcium can speed up the development of
  dental caries.

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   Keeping their mouth healthy
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• Here are ways to keep their mouth healthy
  even if they are aged:
  • Have a low-sugar diet.
  • Take calcium supplements.
  • Take fluoride supplements if recommended.



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    Keeping their mouth healthy
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• Use toothpastes with fluoride.
• Use mouthwash but, choose the alcohol-free
  variation.
• Drink lots of water.
• Chew sugar-free gums and sugar-free lozenges.
• Be creative on brushing material if the senior
  patient has a difficulty in mobility. Rotary or
  electric toothbrushes are great to use.


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         Elderly patients need
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• Elderly patients need extra attention on
  their oral care. Regular dental check up is
  absolutely needed. Encourage them to visit
  their dentists on schedule.




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          The Dentist checkup
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• The dentist will check for cavities, gum
  disease, oral cancer detection and root
  decay.




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         Ask a professional
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Seniors Are At High Risk For Cavities
             Contact us

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                              Thank You!
  323-771-7254



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Description: Did you know that seniors develop as many cavities as youngsters do? Modern dentistry has actually assisted us keep our teeth longer, which is excellent news. At the exact same time, because seniors have their teeth much longer, possibilities of dental caries is greater. The good information is, there are many means to avoid dental caries and numerous methods in addressing them. Senior citizens could be a lot more susceptible to developing cavities.