Dental Articles - Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
We hope our senior patients and their families find the following articles of interest. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe in the value of education when it comes to your oral health, and making sure it lasts for a lifetime. Please call our office if you have any questions about the articles below, or about your oral or dental health in general. Thank you, Dr. Ellington
How can I take care of my teeth as I age?
Proper oral care can keep you smiling well into retirement. Brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush are as important as ever. Flossing can help you save your teeth by removing plaque between teeth and below the gumline that your toothbrush cannot reach.
How to keep your teeth for a lifetime
It's a common myth that senior citizens are destined to lose their teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). There is no reason seniors cannot keep their teeth for a lifetime, since tooth loss is simply the result of an oral disease – not the aging process.
Oral Health Care in a Nursing Home
Elderly people who live in nursing homes are at greater risk for oral health problems compared to elderly people who live independently.
Dentists are the first line of defense for elder abuse
With the American population living longer, seniors' oral health has become an important issue, as has the widespread problem of elder abuse. Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense.
Temporal Arteritis: Don't Let This Disease Fool You
Could your reoccurring headache be a sign of a much more severe disease? Studies indicate that older individuals who experience variable signs, symptoms, and pain in the head and jaw could be suffering from temporal arteritis, a disease characterized by inflammation in and damage to the walls of various blood vessels. Headaches typically are the characteristic feature in 60 percent of temporal arteritis cases.