Oral Care

7 Benefits Of Visiting A Dental Hygienist

Thanks to modern dental advancements, maintaining good oral hygiene is an easily attainable goal. Dental hygienists are trained to recognize oral health issues and assist in maintaining oral hygiene, so it is vitally important that bi-annual teeth cleanings are part of your dental routine. Here are seven reasons to visit your hygienist.

Common Dental Problems And Healthy Habits For Adults Over 60

Being aware of oral health issues for seniors, maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly can go a long way in alleviating and preventing common dental problems experienced by adults over the age of 60.

The Importance Of Saliva Testing For Oral Care

The use of a saliva test is gaining popularity as a way of assessing oral health in addition to many other health conditions.

Poor Oral Health And Food Scarcity Major Contributors To Malnutrition In Older Adults

Poor Oral Health And Food Scarcity Major Contributors To Malnutrition In Older Adults

Of the risk factors studied, poor oral health was found to have the largest impact on malnutrition. More than half of the patients in the study had some dental problems, and patients with dental problems were three times as likely to suffer from malnutrition as those without dental problems. Ten percent of patients experienced food insecurity the definition of which was based on responses to questions regarding not having enough food, eating fewer meals, and going to bed hungry.
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