Category Archives: adult dental care

Lack of Dental Insurance Among Older Adults

Medicare is focused specifically on physical health needs and does not cover basic oral health care. This leaves a staggering 49 million Medicare beneficiaries in this country without dental insurance. According to research on Medicare beneficiaries conducted by Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and Tooth Loss

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. More than 53 million Americans either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Osteoporosis can affect any bone … Continue reading

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Seniors Can Still Get Cavities

Were you surprised at your last dental visit that your dentist found a cavity or two? Then you will also be surprised to learn that today children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. As we … Continue reading

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Tooth Brushing Tips for the New Year

In our last post, we discussed some tips for having a healthy mouth in 2017. Now we’ve got some tips, courtesy of the American Dental Association, on how to do your best when it comes to brushing your teeth. The … Continue reading

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Resolve to Have a Healthy Mouth in the New Year

The new year is approaching quickly. While you are probably busy with holiday activities, it’s not too soon to be making resolutions for 2017. Most of us probably feel that when it comes to our oral health, there is room … Continue reading

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Put Cosmetic Dentistry on Your Christmas List

In 1946, Don Gardner wrote the song “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” a song that enjoyed some popularity in its day. In the ’40s, there were probably a lot of people without good dental care … Continue reading

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Oral Care Tips for Caregivers

Approximately 39.8 million Americans are caregivers, providing unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. Whether you are a caregiver for a parent, spouse, friend or client, helping them maintain a healthy mouth is critical and can help prevent … Continue reading

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The Aging Mouth: What to Look For

When most baby boomers were growing up, it was normal for their parents’ generation to have dentures. But there is no reason for that to be the case today. In fact, older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than … Continue reading

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The ADA Weighs in On the Benefits of Flossing

In its recent dietary guidelines for Americans, the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services quietly dropped any mention of flossing. At the same time, the American Academy of Periodontology acknowledged that most of the current evidence in favor … Continue reading

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How to Care for Your Dentures

If you have removable full or partial dentures, knowing how to care for them properly can help you avoid costly repairs and ensure good oral health. Here are some basic tips: Handle your dentures carefully. Be sure you don’t bend … Continue reading

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