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Posts tagged “Preventative dentistry”

Dental hygiene can make all the difference in care homes

shutterstock_631495172A dental hygienist who is committed to delivering hygiene services to care home residents has spoken out about the importance of dental hygiene for older people. Jane Peterson describes dental care as “vital” for care home residents and said that more needs to be done to ensure that people understand the value of providing dental treatment and encouraging patients to take good care of their teeth.

Jane is passionate about living by the mantra that prevention is better than cure and claims that she sees the benefits of hygiene services at first hand. Many residents claim that they look forward to her visits because it gives them a better sense of wellbeing, and they enjoy the sensation of having fresh, clean, sparkly teeth. Most of us are aware that taking care of our teeth is essential for good oral health, but there is a growing body of evidence to support the link between oral health and general health. Providing preventative services like hygiene treatments can reduce the risk of oral diseases significantly, but it can also lower the risk of heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Jane spends one day a week working at a dental practice, but devotes most of her time to providing hygiene services in care homes. She said that the staff value her input and patients are grateful for the treatments she provides. Older people are encouraged to maintain their independence for as long as possible, but there often comes a time when they become reliant on carers, and it’s important that carers have the knowledge they need to support patients and help them to look after their teeth and gums.

Preventing Gum Disease in Central London

Fighting your way through Gum Disease with Preventative Dentistry in Central London

One of the best ways of fighting gum disease in central London is to recognize what causes it in the first place and prevent it from happening. Preventative dentistry is and art form at home and when you are in the arms of your loving dentist. When we perform the noble art form of oral hygiene at home, we are doing so in order to clear our mouths of food and ensure that bacteria is not allowed to develop into plaque and tartar- which causes gum disease. There are all manner of devices and products on sale designed to help you in your quest for a healthy mouth, from toothpastes to the latest sonic toothbrushes that physically break down plaque and tartar- backed up with flosses, tiny brushes and mouthwashes, you should be well on the way to a healthy mouth. As ever though, these problems never go away and are ever persistent and in the end may get through your defenses, which is where your dentist can leap to your aid and remove anything that has got through. Getting this right and avoiding the disease early on means that you will not have to suffer the more extreme methods to rid yourself of the disease if it is allowed to develop and gets a hold in the future.

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