Home Care / Palliative Care
In general, older people and medical care focused on improving the quality of life of patients with serious illnesses.
Oral health is a significant factor affecting older peoples’ quality of life, overall health, and wellbeing. Tooth loss, tooth decay (dental caries), gum disease (periodontitis), dry mouth (xerostomia) and oral cancers are commonly experienced by older people.
Why is good hygiene especially important for older adults?
Within today’s aging population, people are keeping their teeth longer which means that maintaining good oral hygiene is more important than ever. Studies have shown clear links between poor oral hygiene and systemic diseases such as advanced gum disease and cardiovascular disease.
Senior citizens dental care is so Important:
Senior citizens dental care is essential as it not only allows you to keep your smile, but also helps with your overall health. Taking care of your teeth and gums can help you reduce the risk of other serious illnesses such as:
Heart disease – The bacteria in the mouth has been shown to make its way through blood vessels, which contributes to cardiovascular disease, and sometimes even to strikes and heart attacks
Diabetes – Seniors with diabetes are more prone to developing gum disease. It’s dangerous because having gum disease makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels
Respiratory infections – The bacteria from poor dental health can reach the lungs and can cause infections, often leading to pneumonia
Since periodic screening and dental treatment is required, with D-Oral dentist will know about health status of patient in Oral health accordingly he will suggest further course of action.
How oral care important especially who are undergone major surgeries:
Good oral hygiene can factor in successful surgical outcomes, especially who underwent Heart, lungs, Knee joints, kidney transplant and cancer they should have continues Oral care for better outcomes.