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Clinician's Corner: Tips for dealing with dry mouth
Dry mouth is more than just a pesky little problem for senior citizens and others— it can lead to many more serious oral health problems! Here, we explore symptoms to look out for and ways to deal with dry mouth to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Clinician's Corner: Dentures do's and don'ts
Dr. Nina Prabhu walks through how to properly care for dentures.
The Pros and Cons of Adult Braces
The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has been steadily increasing for decades. In 2014, the American Association of Orthodontists estimated that 27 percent of all North American orthodontic patients are adults, and the number of adults seeking treatment has increased more than 16 percent from just two years prior.
Dental benefits after retirement
For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits!
Medications can affect oral health
As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health.
Importance of senior dental care
When seniors are left to figure out health benefits on their own, statistics show us that many retirees are going without coverage. What are some reasons why seniors are opting out of purchasing coverage on their own?
Older Minnesotans top the oral health charts!
Let’s face it, the state of older Americans’ oral health (and health in general) is insecure. While the reasons for this adversity are complex, among the most prominent are the inability to access healthcare, a general decline of overall health, and lack of knowledge about dental insurance and/or health coverage.
Retire from your job, not your dental benefits
Often left out of many retirees’ futures is employer-funded health and dental benefits. According to the U.S. Census, over 6,000 Americans turn 65 each day, but only about 32% of retirees receive continued health benefits from their employer.