Dental Care for Seniors

This is a guest post by Sandy Armitage, from Victoria’s Dental Hygiene Clinic

Most of us realize that diet and exercise play a key role towards keeping us healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth is also the window to your overall health? Poor oral health can affect a person’s quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth and oral infection can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These concerns especially in the senior population impact the quality of life by affecting an individual’s physical, mental and social well-being. Research has shown there is an association between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, risk for stroke and even respiratory illness in seniors.

Practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist over the past eight years I have seen first-hand the strong influence oral health plays in the life of a senior. At Victoria’s Dental Hygiene Clinic we are able to provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to accommodate for specific health needs. The clinic offers affordable and gentle cleanings as well as polishing treatment, oral cancer screening, night guards, denture care, desensitization treatments, diet evaluations, extended referrals and individualized hygiene instruction. We want to be sure you or your loved one is receiving optimum oral care to help you reach and maintain a healthy body and a healthy life. Ask to be booked with Sandy for your next cleaning and don’t hesitate to ask any further questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you at Victoria’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.