Adult & Senior Dental Care
My LifeCare Dental, 1033 Wilcox Ave., White Cloud, Michigan 49349, 231-689-6651
Whether caring for natural teeth or dentures, seniors face a range of special oral concerns, including root decay and periodontal disease. You can keep your smile healthy by following a routine of proper oral care and making regular visits to your registered dental hygienist and dentist.
A smile that will
Dentures—full or partial—should be brushed daily with a soft toothbrush or denture cleaning brush, using a commercially prepared denture powder or paste, hand soap, or baking soda. Toxic or abrasive household cleaners should never be used. Dentures should be brushed inside and outside, and rinsed with cool water. Remaining natural teeth and gums, especially those teeth supporting a partial denture, should also be brushed. When not in use, dentures should be covered with water or a denture cleaning solution to prevent drying.
Oral Hygiene Tips for Seniors:
Daily brushing and flossing of natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good oral health. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of seniors, especially if oral hygiene is neglected, and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
To maintain good oral health, it's important for all individuals, regardless of age, to:
1) Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
2) Floss at least once a dayVisit your dentist on a regular schedule for cleaning and an oral exam
If you're a senior headed for a check up, your dentist should conduct a thorough
history and dental exam. Questions asked during a dental history should include:
- The approximate date of your last dental visit and reason for the visit
- If you have noticed any recent changes in your mouth
- If you have noticed any loose or sensitive teeth
- If you have noticed any difficulty tasting, chewing, or swallowing
- If you have any pain, discomfort, sores, or bleeding in your mouth
- If you have noticed any lumps, bumps, or swellings in your mouth
Denture Care and Cleaning
To Learn more about dentures
and if it's right for you,
contact us at 231-689-6651
Caring for your Adult Teeth