Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors

Good dental hygiene is more difficult to maintain when you get older, so it’s important to be aware of the risks:

– Diseases and medications can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease developing or worsening.

– Good oral hygiene can be achieved by regular teeth brushing, flossing and visits to the dentist, as well as limiting sugary food.

– Some seniors may also benefit from prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste, which provides additional protection against cavities.

“As you get older, maintaining your oral health becomes more challenging, and you may have to step up your game.”

Read the full story here: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/oral-care-age-55-up/good-dental-hygiene-for-seniors-with-dental-complications-1014

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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