As we get older, it often becomes difficult to maintain the same quality of brushing we had as young adults. For instance, some people struggle with arthritis and cannot properly hold floss or a toothbrush for any length of time without experiencing pain. To help solve this problem and encourage oral health in senior citizens, the Michigan Dental Association suggests people try the following tips:
Talk to your dentist about your specific concerns so the two of you can work out a plan that best suits your habits and routine. He or she can help you devise a solution to any brushing or flossing problems you’ve come across and give you advice about how to continue your oral hygiene regimen. A clean and healthy mouth is imperative for everyone, but especially in seniors who are more susceptible to infection. Take back control of your oral heath and talk to a dentist in your True Dental Discounts membership today.