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Seniors and Oral Health | Dr. Anthony Gonzalez

Dentist Calallen

As you age, your teeth require special attention to maintain their strength and health. Seniors are particularly susceptible to periodontal disease, making regular dental care essential. In addition to scheduling routine dental exams with Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, here are some tips to help keep your teeth healthy as you age.

Establish a Daily Routine
Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine is crucial regardless of age. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. If you wear dentures, remember to remove them for at least four hours each day, preferably at night. Clean your dentures daily and stay hydrated by drinking water, which not only promotes saliva production but also strengthens your teeth if it contains fluoride. Regular visits to You’re Welcome Dental should also be part of your routine to ensure optimal oral health.

Caregiver Tips
If you’re caring for an elderly individual, assisting them with maintaining good oral health can be challenging but crucial. Establish a regular brushing and flossing schedule and remind them to adhere to it. Help them schedule appointments with our dental office and seek assistance if maintaining daily dental care becomes difficult. We’re here to offer guidance and solutions to ensure their oral health needs are met.

Financial Assistance
Seniors residing in nursing homes and enrolled in state or national financial programs may benefit from the Incurred Medical Expense regulation, which helps cover necessary dental care expenses. If our dentist recommends treatment, consider exploring this option to alleviate financial burdens. Consult your nursing home or care facility’s caseworker for more information on available assistance programs.

Prioritize Gum Health
Periodontal disease, often triggered by certain medications, can be asymptomatic in its early stages. Therefore, it’s crucial to inform us of any changes to your medication regimen during dental visits. Regular dental exams are essential for early detection and treatment of periodontal issues. According to the ADA, over 47% of adults aged 30 and older suffer from chronic periodontitis.

Maintaining healthy teeth as you age requires diligence. Stick to a daily routine of brushing and flossing, and ensure regular visits to our office for comprehensive dental care. If you’re a caregiver, don’t overlook the importance of oral health for your loved one. Encourage and assist them in maintaining their oral hygiene routine.

For additional tips on preserving dental health or to schedule your next appointment at You’re Welcome Dental, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to support you in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health at every stage of life.

You’re Welcome Dental
Phone: (361) 387-1507
13725 Northwest Blvd Suite 220
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

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We are located in the medical plaza across from Calallen High School, next to Radiology Associates. We are on the second floor - turn left when you get off the elevator.

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Monday:8am - 5pm
Tuesday:8am - 5pm
Wednesday:8am - 3pm
Thursday:8am - 5pm
Friday:8am - 12pm
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