How to Make Your Crooked Smile Picture Perfect!

How to Make Your Crooked Smile Picture Perfect!

Do you cringe whenever a well-meaning friend asks you to "smile for the camera?” Have you stopped beaming from ear to ear because of missing teeth? If so, you need a makeover! When I say makeover, I mean a new pearly set of dentures! Dentures are restorative and completely change your look from the inside out. Long gone are the days when dentures were thought of as an option only for people with bad hygiene. Modern dentures are comfortable, affordable, and trendy. Did you know that of the 36 million Americans without teeth, about 90% of them have dentures? That's right! Dentures are no longer stashed away in medicine cabinets or kept hidden as grandma's little secret. More than 15% of seniors have a new set of dentures made annually. Thanks to the dramatic evolution of dentistry, you can have the heartthrob smile of your favorite celebrity. If dental cosmetics are not your thing, take a glance below at some...
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Maintaining Oral Health

Maintaining Oral Health

A few days ago, our team at OurSeniors.net explained the oral health risks that seniors are exposed too as they age. These risks include gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in five American adults who are 65 or older have lost all their natural teeth! According to the CDC, cancer of the mouth primarily affects adults over the age of 62. What can a person do to protect themselves from oral health decline as they age? They must set up a habitual oral health care routine. Steps for a healthy and pearly smile: Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste thoroughly, twice a day Floss three times a day between meals Drink fluoridated water Have an annual dentist exam Avoid tobacco at all cost Limit alcoholic drinks For seniors who have diabetes, there is a greater risk of developing gum disease, so maintaining control over the disease will insure better gum health. Those...
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Oral Health

Oral Health

Did you know that people over the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing oral health diseases? As individuals advance in age, there is a decline in oral health due to medications for chronic diseases, lifestyle behaviors, and genetics. This decline affects overall health according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summary of the Surgeon General’s Report. More than 25 percent of adults over the age of 65 have implants or dentures according to the CDC. Oral Health problems for seniors include: Gum disease Tooth loss Oral cancer Tooth decay Dry mouth caused by chronic disease medications Most adults lost their health or dental coverage after retirement and must rely on Medicare to cover most if not all their health costs. Unfortunately, Medicare coverage does not include a visit routine visits to the dentist. Seniors who do not have insurance, are economically underprivileged, disabled, immobile and who live in nursing homes are more likely to suffer from...
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