|Oral health is a really important part of our overall well-being. Dental diseases affect people of all ages. Today, they’re often avoidable with preventive measures like flouride and dental sealants, electric toothbrushs and regular flossing, which mostly weren’t available for those of us in the Boomer and Beyond age groups.
Regular checkups and early diagnosis of problems, along with practicing good oral hygiene and preventng oral injuries, are important for people of all age groups.
For seniors, oral health is especially important because it affects nutrition, which can have a domino affect on health.
Try to obtain dental care on a regular basis. There have been some changes in Maine’s public and private non-profit programs during the past several years that offer a little more assistance and sliding fees.
Ask your dentist for more information if payment keeps you from regular dental checkups.
Maine Senior guide showcases all the services and resources important to Maine seniors and their families.