A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Chicago to spend a couple of days with my mom. I always enjoy my time with her and every time I visit I am struck by her spirit and tenacity. My mom was a school teacher and always took great care of my dad and five of us kids. She taught us many things but one of them was the importance of good oral hygiene. She not only talked the talk but she has walked the walk!
At 87 years old her teeth are in great shape – and all original! It’s a great accomplishment because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of persons age 65 and older have none of their original teeth. And nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay.* So “WAY TO GO MOM!”
Oral health is an important but often overlooked aspect of an older adult’s general health. Daily oral hygiene, ability to access routine professional oral health services, and oral health education are all key factors that can improve the oral health of older Americans. Here is a helpful article in answering questions about senior dental care: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/senior-dental-care-faq Oral health, regardless of age, is integral to overall good health.
But perhaps most important is that mom was proactive and started paying attention to her oral hygiene many years ago – that’s why she’s in such great shape today! So if you have been putting off making that appointment for a checkup, just think of my mom Eve and call to make your appointment today.
And just a reminder that there is only one week left to take advantage of our Summer Whitening Special. It’s a great time to make sure your smile is at its best! https://drhodous.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/summer-special-2-copy.jpg