Seniors and Oral Health | Jordan Johnson DDS

As you age, your teeth require ongoing care to stay strong and healthy. Seniors are particularly prone to periodontal disease, making regular dental check-ups essential. Here are some additional tips for maintaining healthy teeth and gums as you age.

Establish a Daily Routine
Regardless of age, maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine is crucial. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. If you wear dentures, remove them for at least four hours each day, preferably at night, and clean them daily. Staying hydrated by drinking water is also beneficial, as it promotes saliva production, which helps strengthen enamel. Make regular visits to our office a part of your routine as well.

Caregiver Tips
If you’re the primary caregiver for an elderly individual, helping them maintain good oral health can be challenging. Remind them to brush and floss regularly and establish set times for these activities. Assist them in scheduling dental appointments with our office. If daily dental care proves challenging, reach out to us for advice and assistance.

Financial Assistance
For seniors in nursing homes enrolled in state or national financial programs, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends exploring the Incurred Medical Expense regulation, which can help cover necessary dental care costs. If our dentist recommends treatment, consider this option to alleviate financial burdens. Consult the nursing home or care facility’s caseworker for more details.

Gum Health
Certain medications can contribute to periodontal disease. During your visit to our office, inform us of any changes to your medications. Since early-stage periodontal disease may be painless, regular dental check-ups are vital for early detection and treatment. According to the ADA, over 47% of adults aged 30 and older have chronic periodontitis.

Maintaining dental health as you age requires commitment to daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you’re a caregiver, prioritize the oral health of your elderly loved ones. For more advice on preserving dental health or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Jordan Johnson DDS at our office, please reach out to us. We’re here to support you in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health.

Neighborhood Dental
Phone: (502) 365-9858
2232 Bardstown Rd, Suite A
Louisville, KY 40205
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