Caring for ageing parents can be challenging and can require many important decisions. Firstly, Denture and Oral Care should be high on the list of priorities, as neglecting the mouth can create many issues that make it difficult to eat, chew and speak. Secondly, Oral cancers can be lurking in the mouth going unnoticed and untreated. Finally, Poor Oral Health is also directly linked to stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, and social issues like poor self-esteem.
Maintaining a proactive daily routine is something we do every day, but it becomes more difficult as we get older. An older person can forget to clean their teeth or lose the dexterity for self-care.
Whether your parent is at home, living alone or in a nursing home – You Can Help!
Dental Tech is Ireland’s Leading dental group specialising in Denture & Oral care for our ageing population. In addition to offering home and nursing home visits, we have also created Irelands only Online Oral Care Training Programme. This course has been created for nurses and carers in any residential facility, it is simple, intuitive, and valuable for any carer.
You will gain practical knowledge on;
- What is oral health / poor oral health?
- How to prepare for the daily oral care of an elderly person
- Dry Mouth – causes & how to treat it
- How to clean dentures
Beyond the general health reasons, maintaining the oral health of older adults is essential for function and to facilitate social interaction. These elements are crucial to ensure that our loved ones dignity is maintained towards the end of their lives.
Don’t underestimate the importance of maintaining and replacing dentures.
The right set can bring a new lease of life, bring back the cheeky confident smile and enable one to eat and speak with dignity.
Dental Tech offer Denture & Dental care to our ageing population in the comfort of their homes or residential care facilities
- Our mobile teams visit Care Homes and offer facility-wide Proactive Oral Care Programmes to all residents.
- Our mobile teams can visit your loved one at home or in their care home
- We offer a TeleDental service for emergency assessments
Article by Saoirse O’Reilly, Customer Relationship Manager at Dental Tech Group