An estimated 1.3 million adults live in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) and face significant barriers to accessing dental care. These adults are likely to retain their natural teeth and need special care while in an LTCF.
Whether it’s to simply improve and maintain their dental health, solve an urgent issue or perform restorative dentistry, Dr. Angart is here for you! Our state of the art dental technology helps to assure early detection and treatment.
We are conveniently located less than a mile from you at 240 B Market Street. You can come to us, or we’ll be happy to provide on-site care as well.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP WITH THEIR ORAL HEALTH?
Older adults are retaining their natural teeth longer than previous generations. As the needs of your loved one increases, their self-care abilities decrease, including the ability to perform effective daily oral health care. This leaves them at an increased risk of extensive oral disease and poor oral hygiene. Let’s work together to keep their teeth as long as possible to help your loved one meet the goal of keeping their teeth!
- Get an electric Toothbrush (ie. a Sonicare or Oral B plug into the wall)
- Change the toothbrush/ head every 3-4 months
- Use a Tartar Control and Cavity Protection Toothpaste
- Have a regular dental checkup (every 3 to 6 months)
HOW DO I RECOGNIZE AN ORAL INFECTION?
Adults experience oral infections and pain that can affect their ability to eat, speak, and socialize. If you notice any of these behaviors, or bad breath and bleeding gums, we need to see your loved one soon, as it could be an indication of serious oral health problems.
DENTAL CARE – PROVIDED CLOSE TO HOME
Daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing are parts of good oral care but routine professional cleanings and checkups are vital to long-term dental health. Going to the dentist on a regular basis helps keep potential problems at bay and early detection is key to a successful outcome. For example, finding and promptly fixing a small area of decay is easy and usually not painful or expensive. The same area left unchecked can become painful and costly to correct after a number of dental visits.