Myth Buster 4

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04/30/2018

Myth Buster 4

Older people's teeth, or dentures, don't need brushing

Yes they do, it's really important for teeth to be looked after at any age, as good oral health can have a huge impact on quality of life, particularly for older people. 

If you are caring for an older person, encourage them to brush twice a day and support them to brush if they need help. 

Dentures need to be looked after to ensure longevity and oral hygiene. 

Here are our top tips for caring for dentures:

  • We recommend brushing the gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush. Dentures should be cleaned daily with a strong but soft bristled brush to remove food deposits and plaque. 
  • You should use a specialist denture cleaner or soap and water as recommended by your dentist. 
  • Dentures should be left out of the mouth between 4 and 8 hours during every 24 hour period, if possible. 
  • Ensuring you visit a dentist regularly for check-ups, to make sure everything is working well.
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
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Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid