Consider increasing your visits to the dentist to four times a year for regular cleanings. By preventing tooth decay and gum problems you can avoid pain and infection.
Take care of dental problems as soon as they are discovered
They don't develop into more difficult problems to treat.
Find qualified to work with elderly patients
Find names of professionals who will make home visits if needed, by contacting your local dental society.
Consult your dentist about using
Stannous fluoride gel which protects the teeth from tooth decay – or other recommendations he or she may have to assist in preventing tooth decay.
Make arrangements for continued dental care for patients in nursing homes.
Provide the dentist with a list of medications that the patient receives
Note that many medications cause dry mouth which leads to tooth decay and other dental problems.
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