Sep 29, 2016 by Luke Ries
Let’s be honest, the body requires a great deal of maintenance, attention, and general TLC. From abiding to a healthy diet so that we receive proper nourishment, to exercising regularly in order to strengthen our immune system, it’s a miracle that there’s room to even consider other health-related areas. But one that should never be overlooked is oral care.
We tend to think that poor oral hygiene simply affects the health of teeth and gums, but believe it or not, how you take care of your mouth can significantly impact the rest of your body. For instance, unhealthy bacteria in the mouth can increase one’s chance of developing serious medical afflictions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and pneumonia – especially late in life when the risk is already high due to other factors.
The risk of developing these conditions can be lowered through proper oral care. Together with regular dental check-ups, there are plenty of positive habits and practices that can aid in maintaining proper oral care each and every day. Share the tips below with your aging loved ones to help make their smiles brighter for the days to come.
Oral care becomes more and more important as we age. The healthy habits your loved ones adopt now will prove to be extraordinarily beneficial and will promote positive physical and emotional well-being.
The compassionate, professional, in-home caregivers of Comfort Keepers® in Racine are ready to help your aging loved ones with their most specific needs. In addition to encouraging positive oral care habits, we can help your loved ones with everything from meal preparation, to mobility assistance. Our goal is to see that your loved ones have the means to live happy, healthy, and independent lives.
Want to learn more? Please give us a call at (262) 299-03020 or contact us directly to discover all the ways in which Comfort Keepers’ unique style of senior home care can make a difference in your loved ones’ lives. We look forward to hearing from you.