Senior’s Oral Health

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Seniors face a number of obstacles that prevent adequate oral health care. Barriers can include dentists closing their practices, seniors moving away from their dentists, and the false perception that seniors do not require professional dental care.

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Oral Health Care

Tips for taking care or your oral health

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Getting Help

Where to get help for dental problems

FACT SHEET on Oral Health and Seniors 

What is the Problem? 

Medicare pays to treat infection in every other part of the body except for the mouth. 

Many people experience barriers accessing primary oral health care, including cost, transportation, fear of seeing a dentist, and the belief that oral health is not that important. 

Since it is not covered by Medicare and is very expensive.


How to Care for Resident’s Teeth 

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Resources for Providing Mouth Care

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