artfulCARE

the art of caring for your aging loved one

Dental

Let's Have a Look in There

Neglected mouth? Poorly fitting dentures? It's time for a tune-up. A healthy mouth is essential to good general health.

Some seniors neglect their diet due to a sore mouth. Mouth ulcers hurt. There may be a minor infection that can be easily cured.

Oral decay can cause other serious health problems.

Encourage regular brushing. Ensure a supply of toothpaste or denture cleaner. Ask a pharmacist or dentist to recommend a mouthwash.

Tooth decay and poor oral hygiene cause unpleasant breath odor. We want our Aging Loved Ones to be as attractive and comfy as possible. Dentists are the pros. Seek their help.

We want a winning smile. Schedule an appointment for a check-up.

A Giggle for you

A preacher visits an elderly woman from his congregation.

As he sits on the couch he notices a large bowl of peanuts on the coffee table. "Mind if I have a few?" he asks.

"No, not at all!" the woman replied.

They chat for an hour and as the preacher stands to leave, he realizes that instead of eating just a few peanuts, he emptied most of the bowl.

"I'm terribly sorry for eating all your peanuts, I really just meant to eat a few."

"Oh, that's all right," the woman says. "Ever since I lost my teeth all I can do is suck the chocolate off them."