Oral care after 60

After sixty years, many patients stop worrying about the care of their oral health , either due to forgetfulness, lack of time, economic issues or ignorance of the relevance it has for your general well-being current and especially future. For this reason we remind you below of the indications of the Dr. Maria Jesus Rojas, COSS Oral Rehabilitation Specialist.

1. FREQUENT BRUSHING

Brush with fluoridated toothpaste, at least 3  times a day : after every meal and use dental floss or floss . If there is time, also before going to bed to reinforce hygiene.

2. MOUTH RINSES

Use a fluoride mouthwash , ideally every day or at least once a week.

3. SOFT BRUSH, EVEN BETTER IF IT IS ELECTRIC

Use a soft bristle toothbrush. For patients with reduced motor skills the use of the electric brush .

4. VISIT YOUR DENTIST EVERY SIX MONTHS

Increase the frequency of your dental visits to Twice a year to make you a sanitization And control. If you have removable prosthesis it is also necessary that your dentist  clean it every six months.

5. CLEAN THE PROSTHESIS WELL

If you use removable prosthesis you should wash it hopefully three times a day  with soap and water and also disinfect it once a week, soaking it 10×10 (10 minutes in a glass with water and 10 drops of chlorine) or also with the prosthesis cleaning tablets that are sold in pharmacies.

6. TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUMS

If you have lost your teeth you should still clean your gums after each meal with a soft brush or gauze.

7. TIMELY CONSULTATION

Consult immediately if you feel dry mouth, mobility of your teeth, if your prosthesis is poorly adjusted and causes wounds, you suspect cavities, suffer from halitosis, red or bleeding gums. Timely treatment will improve the results and your quality of life.

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