Tips for Ageing Teeth

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11/10/2018

The problems of getting older, backache, stiff joints and medication side effects

A Few wise words to help you to look after teeth

Tooth brushing– Some people may need help with their brushing, especially if they suffer from poor eyesight, limited hand movement or dementia. Encouraging x2 daily tooth brushing or helping people brush their teeth not only has massive benefits to their oral health but also to their confidence... So grab a pair of gloves, squirt on that toothpaste and get brushing!

Denture care– It is important to remove a denture when brushing the teeth. Brush the denture with soap and water (over a sink) as toothpaste can discolour it. Soak the denture in water overnight and clean weekly with a sterilizing solution (made up to manufactures instructions).

Diet– Who doesn’t like a biscuit with their cup of tea? Elderly people also tend to eat little and often. However frequently having sugary snacks can cause dental decay. If untreated, this can lead to toothache. Try to keep food and drink between meals sugar free – water, milk, tea/coffee without sugar, toast, fruit, veg, breadsticks, cheese and crackers.

Lack of saliva(which helps protect teeth) – Many elderly people may be on medications that can cause a dry mouth, this increases their risk of dental diseases and in severe cases, may hinder their speech and ability to swallow food properly. Help manage the lack of saliva by encouraging regular sips of water, sugar free mints or ask a dental care professional about saliva substitutes. 

If you have any questions regarding oral care for the elderly, please get in touch.

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I love the dentist.
H. Payne
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
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
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
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
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
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
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
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
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
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
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie