As we celebrate National Geriatric Tooth Fairy Day, it's crucial to shed light on the often-overlooked realm of oral health in our senior population.
Here's a glimpse into the main problems and alarming statistics surrounding geriatric oral care.
The Unseen Struggles:
As aging advances, seniors face a myriad of dental challenges. From dry mouth and gum disease to tooth decay, the statistics are alarming. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 have untreated cavities? Addressing these issues is not just about preserving smiles; it's about safeguarding overall well-being.
Recognizing the Call for Care:
Recognizing when geriatric patients need oral care is key. Watch for signs like difficulty chewing, persistent bad breath, or changes in taste. Pay attention to oral discomfort, as seniors may not always communicate dental issues readily.
The C.A.R.E Framework:
On this National Geriatric Tooth Fairy Day, let's commit to ensuring our seniors not only maintain their smiles but thrive with oral health.
The secrets to optimal geriatric oral care lie in recognizing the challenges, initiating conversations, and embracing the C.A.R.E framework. Because every smile, regardless of age, deserves to shine bright.
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