How to keep your Oral health
- Chest infections/ aspiration pneumonia
- Links to heart disease
- It can also complicated with the other diseases such as diabetes, chronic heart failure and chronic respiratory diseases
Take care of your natural teeth
You can do it.
- Enjoy a variety of ‘tooth friendly’ foods such as vegetables, fruit and dairy products like plain milk, yoghurt, cheese
- Limit snacking and avoid continual sipping of sugary drinks and sucking of sugary lollies.
- Make it a habit to drink plain tap water to clean the mouth after snacks, other drinks, meals and medications.
This is important because
- Fresh fruits and vegetables help to stimulate saliva flow.
- Plain dairy products, especially cheese, help protect tooth enamel and also stimulate saliva.
- Saliva helps to clear food from the mouth and neutralise the acid produced by the bacteria in the dental plaque.
- A significant factor is contributing to tooth decay is the frequency of eating.
- Drinking plain tap water after eating helps to rinse away acid from the mouth and clear any remaining foods in the mouth.
Meet Dental Specialist Regularly
- Poor dental care undermine the foundations of good oral health and compromise healthy ageing.
- Many surveys have founded people over 75 years of age visit a dentist less frequently than other age groups.
- Not only older people but also young people only see a dental professional when they have a painful and urgent problem.
- A routine oral health assessment and support with assisting to see a dental professional will help you to maintain good oral health.
You can maintain oral health from this simple self-care routines.
- Brush dentures twice a day
- Use a soft toothbrush to clean gums and tongue
- Use a denture brush with mild liquid soap or a denture paste to clean, then rinse well
- Put cleaned dentures in a container of fresh water overnight
- Use a denture soaking tablet to disinfect dentures.