If you have an elderly parent, you know all too well the challenges you face daily in making sure they are well cared for in their golden years. There may be memory and mood issues to contend with as well as struggles with communication and even mobility. At times, elderly individuals - especially those with dementia - may become uncooperative or even outright combative.
Most people have seen the funny videos of people accidentally losing their dentures while blowing out candles, biting down on an apple or even sneezing! But if it happens to you, it may not be quite as humorous.
If you have a parent with dementia, you know all too well the challenges you face daily in making sure they are well cared for. There may be memory and mood issues to contend with as well as struggles with communication and even mobility. At times, the elderly individual with dementia may become uncooperative or even outright combative.
Introducing Mobile Dentistry for Seniors. We Come to You!Imagine an elderly person, homebound, possibly with dementia, making her hesitant, fearful, confused and at times uncooperative. Imagine she has a painful, abscessed tooth in need of extraction, a fit issue with her dentures affecting her ability to eat and drink or a sharp broken tooth that is rough and causing discomfort.
As we eat, the teeth support in breaking down the food into smaller pieces to aid in digestion. This results in a few particles to be caught between, on, and around the teeth. In the event that these food particles are not brushed out or not cleaned, bacteria is allowed to break down the particles resulting in cavities or gum disease. The inflammation caused by the breakdown of our teeth and gums can cause pain and other illness if the bacteria enters our blood stream. Thus it is crucial to maintain professional oral care to prevent and treat these potential problems.
Dentures can quickly give you teeth to function after having previous teeth in poor condition.The removable nature of dentures can result in discomfort and poor compliance. Dentures that once fit well can become loose and ill-fitting and need to be addressed before more complicated conditions arise.
Dental checkups and treatment of dental issues are important for everyone regardless of age. Be that as it may, as we age the tendency is to neglect oral care and focus more on medical care due to the likelyhood of addressing immediate ailments. Having the dental professional come to you gives you the freedom to continue your daily life without the hassle of driving yourself or arranging transportation to visit your dentist. Mobile dentists can also treat homebound patients.
Having a pretty smile is just one reason you should have dental checkups. Did you realize that oral cleanliness is connected to your overall well being? By keeping up a healthy mouth, you can keep away from troublesome medical issues. For example, coronary illness and strokes can be related to gum disease. This is a reason having a dental cleaning should be routine for you and your magnificent whites.