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    In generations past - As we aged there was an expectation to begin to lose our teeth - but more and more of today's seniors have reached their golden years with many or all their adult teeth intact. But to maintain this positive trend, seniors need to be aware of specific oral health concerns so maintaining their teeth can be a realistic goal.

Oral Care Basics

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 […]

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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 […]

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The importance of brushing

Effective removal of plaque depends more on the brushing technique than on the toothbrush itself.

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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.

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Assisted Living

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.

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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.

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The Dental Office

Ever wonder what each of the positions on a dental team does?

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.

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