Assist your aging parent with these oral hygiene tips.
Unfortunately, older adults are likely to experience issues related to oral health. According to the Washington Dental Service Foundation, about 75 percent of people aged 60 and older living in the U.S. have only some of their natural teeth. Gum and periodontal disease, as well as oral infections, are likely to blame because of a lack of self-care in older adults.
Neglecting to take care of teeth doesn’t only cause oral issues. It has an influence on overall health and can increase one’s chance for diabetes and heart disease. If you’re …read more