Podcasts > Caregiver Crossing

Dental Care Tips for Caregivers

May 02, 2022

Oral health is incredibly important to overall health. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Clinical studies have linked periodontal disease to stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and other serious health problems.

On the other hand, a healthy mouth lets people eat more easily, feel more confident about their appearance, and hopefully avoid tooth pain, tooth loss, and other health complications.

Many caregivers find themselves responsible either in part or in full for the oral health of a loved one. However, if you’ve never taken care another person’s teeth before, you might not know where to begin, but you’re not alone. Tina and Terri, have some tips for you!

 

Email Tina: tina@joyshouse.org

Learn more about Joy’s House:  www.joyshouse.org