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Helping Elderly Adults Keep Their Teeth Longer

There is nothing better than keeping and using your own teeth. This is why it is important that elderly patients practice great oral hygiene to keep their teeth longer. Here at Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry, we ensure that all of our patients understand the best dental practices, as well as ways to ensure that they keep their own teeth for as long as possible. Some of the tips that we provide to these patients are listed below.

Tips for Elderly Patients

  1. Happy senior business couple looking at laptop white sitting at table

    Always keep up on your oral hygiene habits. It is good to stay on top of these things to ensure that your teeth do not have a buildup of plaque or tartar.

  2. Flossing is a must for anyone, especially those that want to keep their teeth healthier, cleaner and longer.
  3. Make sure to take supplements and vitamins as needed. When the body is not able to keep up with these, especially Vitamin D, the teeth can rapidly deteriorate.
  4. Elderly patients should see a dentist for a cleaning and check-up regularly. They should do so a bit more frequently than younger people. This helps them keep up on the cleaning that is needed.
  5. Make sure that other health conditions are controlled prior to dental work. This can cause further issues with the person when their health is not taken care of. Physical health and dental health go hand in hand when it comes to being elderly.

If you need to make a dental appointment, speak with our professionals at Dr. Roy D. Jennings Dentistry in Monroe, NC to find out how we can help. We provide all of our dental patients with the highest quality dentistry services. We want you to be happy with the dentist you see, call us today to see how we can help you.