Teeth Whitening For Elderly

Can elderly whiten their teeth?

The answer is YES, but it is not as easy as if you are young and you whiten your teeth. So you may not get that brightest whitest smile, but you can definitely whiten your teeth.

New research suggests that carbamide peroxide (a popular tooth whitening agent) may have dental health benefits for elderly patients. Custom-fit mouth trays with carbamide peroxide can improve tooth and gum health in patients who lack the dexterity for regular brushing and flossing, and can improve symptoms of dry mouth (xerostomia) as well.


Improving Oral Health for the Elderly

Two important oral health policy concerns in the United States are disparities in the oral disease burden and the inability of certain segments of the population to access oral health care. Both of these challenges are largely due to socioeconomic stratification in US society. As a consequence of the release of the surgeon general??’s report on oral health, there has been a call to action to improve the oral health of underprivileged groups who have difficulty accessing dental services. But in contrast to the extensive national attention focused on children??’s oral health in recent years, Ame.

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“The effect of oral hygiene on the general health of elderly people is a topic that has garnered increasing interest over the recent years. As the severity of cognitive impairment and dementia escalates, individuals tend to have fewer teeth, more dental caries, more periodontal disease, less use of dentures, and poorer oral hygiene. Furthermore, these mounting denture-related problems have created an additional burden for caregivers. Thus, it is necessary to decipher the relationship between oral hygiene and dementia such that early interventions can be implemented to reduce cognitive impairment in the elderly….

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Teeth Whitening Procedure

How to eliminate general ageing yellow and smoking stained teeth. Within 45 minutes you can get your teeth dramatically whiter with a pain free, safe and leg…

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Keep Your Teeth and Keep On Smiling as You Age – A-Z Health Topics – Health …

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However, with good oral hygiene and proper dental care, seniors can retain all or most of their teeth. Many seniors experience decreased saliva flow as a result of certain medical conditions or as a side effect of various medications.

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Due to advances in science and oral care, today there are a wide variety of options to help seniors turn their stained teeth into a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening for elderly: There are many effective in-home, over-the-counter teeth-whitening options, so people at any age have the opportunity to enjoy whiter teeth and a smile makeover. Ask your dentist for recommendations on the best teeth whitening option to treat your age-related tooth stains and discoloration. Call us at 323-771-7254

By: Dr. Ladan Zinati


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