The importance of a healthy diet
In a perfect world, there would be no cavities – but unfortunately that would mean there would have to be […]Read More ›
The importance of flossing
Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been […]Read More ›
The importance of brushing
Effective removal of plaque depends more on the brushing technique than on the toothbrush itself.Read More ›
Approximately one-third of Canadians over the age of 80 live in some form of long-term care residence. Mouth care is an integral part of daily personal care. However, it is also known that mouth care is often inadequate for those who depend on others to carry out tasks of daily living. Oral health has been given low priority in long-term care. Oral health and oral hygiene status amongst dependent older adults is poor.
This places them at risk for oral diseases and dysfunction, and greatly impacts quality of life.
The Brushing Up on Mouth Care Program
Provides resources to long-term care facilities to train their staff to integrate oral health care prevention into their daily routines. Many of these resources are applicable to those caring for elderly parents or loved ones, or planning their own transition into their golden years.
Dentures and Denture care
It might come as a surprise, but dentures build up plaque and tartar just like natural teeth. Maintaining good oral health starts by ensuring your dentures are clean and fitting properly.
Oral Care Products and Aids
Whether you are looking to improve your own oral health, or assist someone dealing with reduced dexterity or illness, there are aids available to make maintaining your oral health easier.Learn More›