Older people urged ‘take care of teeth’
Older people should take care of their teeth.
Older people have been advised they need to take greater care of their teeth and gums than people who are younger.
Dr Lawrence Singer of the Connecticut State Dental Association said once a person reaches 65 they enter a higher risk category for a range of oral illnesses and they should therefore have a regular health routine in place to combat this.
He stated that older people should look to see a dental professional at least once a year and that they should ensure they brush twice a day and use both floss and mouthwash to remove as much plaque and food debris from their mouth as possible.
Elsewhere, the Grand Forks Herald recently reported the number of men and women over 40 and looking for work who plan to have teeth whitening treatments has increased sharply since the onset of the economic downturn.