With the increase of age, the oral cavity of the elderly will have various problems one after another, such as tooth defect, gingival recession, irregular dentition, etc., and it is very prone to gingivitis and periodontal disease.
The elderly should pay attention to oral problems and take good care of their oral health. In terms of brushing teeth, it is recommended that the elderly use children’s toothbrushes.
Children’s toothbrush has many advantages. First of all, it has a small brush head and a short length, which can be flexibly rotated in the mouth, and can brush all the tooth surfaces to prevent “hygienic dead ends”.
In addition, the bristles of the children’s toothbrushes are rounded and soft, which is not easy to stimulate the gums or damage the teeth. The fine bristles can enter and exit the gap between the teeth at will, which is very suitable for the elderly with large gaps between the teeth.
In addition, the handle of the children’s toothbrush is designed with a special non-slip veneer, which is also easy for the elderly to grasp.
What problems should the elderly pay attention to when taking care of their teeth?
keep your mouth clean
Brush your teeth morning and night, and rinse your mouth after meals. Master the correct brushing posture and avoid excessive force when brushing. You can usually use dental floss to assist in cleaning your teeth to remove plaque as thoroughly as possible.
Eat a reasonable diet
The elderly have wide gaps between their teeth and are prone to jamming. It is recommended to eat more foods that are easy to chew, such as dairy products, soy products, melons, and fruits, etc., but also pay attention to a balanced diet to avoid malnutrition.
Check your mouth regularly
It is best to check a certain oral cavity every six months, and do not wait until the oral cavity is painful. If oral diseases are found, early treatment is recommended.
Prevention and treatment of systemic diseases
Systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes may also cause oral problems. It is recommended to actively prevent these diseases in daily life, exercise more, and improve physical fitness.
Avoid oral health mistakes
Don’t think that “toothache is not a disease”, correctly understand the harm of dental disease. Don’t think that as long as you keep brushing your teeth, there will be no oral diseases. It is difficult to remove oral bacteria by brushing your teeth every day. It is best to clean your teeth regularly 1-2 times a year.