The Importance of Oral Health in Long-Term Care

Emerging evidence has shown a strong link between the effects of chronic oral inflammation and general health. The mouth is the visible gateway to the rest of the body and reflects what is happening deep inside. PDF Download; Article by Mary S. Haumschild, RDH, RN, BA-HCA, BASDH, CRA, MHSc, and Ryan J. Haumschild, BS, MBA.

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Lucy Marie Horton
Seniors Have Special Dental Needs

Senior citizens are keeping their natural teeth longer and may have more complex dental care considerations than previous generations. In addition to partnering with dental professionals for care, senior citizens should be aware of the following issues that may affect their dental needs.

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Lucy Marie Horton
How to Improve Your Dental Health: 4 Easy Tips
  1. Brush your teeth 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste and replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
  2. Floss daily to remove food particles that get caught in teeth.
  3. Eat a balanced diet and avoid in-between meal snacks.
  4. Schedule regular dental checkups for professional cleaning and oral exams.
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Lucy Marie Horton
Conditions and Diseases Linked to Oral Health

Patients Know They’re “Supposed To” Care About Oral Health…But Do They Know Why? If patients believe that the only reason to schedule regular dental appointments is to have an aesthetically pleasing smile and agreeable breath, they’re missing out on the bigger picture.

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Lucy Marie Horton
Oral Systemic Health

Can gum disease actually put your life at risk? A staggering amount of research indicates the answer is, “Yes.” Your mouth is not separate from the rest of your body, and its health is not separate either...Many studies conducted in recent years have established a connection between periodontal disease and certain health conditions.

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Lucy Marie Horton