Health Resources — Importance of Oral Health

Place-Based Care

Place-Based Care

Melanie Simmer-Beck | 07.31.2014

Many older adults lack readily accessible care, especial for oral health care needs. While there may be caregivers or other loved ones in place to assist them, many older adults still struggle with overcoming barriers preventing them from having their healthcare needs met. One solution to this problem is place-based care, where the health services come directly to residential areas and help to bridge the healthcare gap. Read More »

Access to Care

Access to Care

Heidi Coggan | 07.28.2014

As the healthcare field is ever-evolving, so is the focus of health care. America is in the midst of shifting from curative to preventive-centered care. With this shift in focus, long standing issues as well as new problems on the rise are being addressed, including the unmet dental needs of older adults. One way these issues are being faced is through unique problem-solving that provides solutions such as the expansion of services provided by hygienists or mobile care units in order to ensure the healthcare needs of all populations are being met. Read More »

Fluoride for Older Adults

Fluoride for Older Adults

Wanda Cloet | 07.17.2014

Fluoride is just as important for older adults as it is for other age groups in order to maintain good oral health. There are many simple ways to incorporate fluoride into any dental routine and work toward having the healthiest smile possible. Read More »

Cognitive Status: Legal Implications and Informed Consent

Cognitive Status: Legal Implications and Informed Consent

Allen D. Samuelson | 07.09.2014

Various medical problems can affect a patient's ability to understand diagnoses and treatment options available to them. However, in order to provide ethical patient-centered care, a full understanding of issues affecting a patient's health are crucial. See what options are available for patients facing medical issues that may be hindering their understanding of their treatment choices. Read More »

Mouth-Body Connection

Mouth-Body Connection

Dick Gregory | 02.12.2013

The U.S. Surgeon General reported in 2000: "You are not healthy without good oral health." Learn the connection of your mouth to overall health here. Read More »

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Garry Bloch | 02.08.2013

New findings show many links between gum disease and other health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and ulcers. You must treat oral disease in order to maintain your overall health. Read More »

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Sue Spackman | 02.06.2013

As you get older, other connections between the mouth and body are important for good general health. Learn about the role of gum disease, pneumonia, oral cancer, and diabetes. Read More »

Age-Related Mouth Changes

Age-Related Mouth Changes

Leslie DeLong | 02.04.2013

We all know that as we age our bodies change, but did you know our mouths change too? The changes usually happen slowly over many years so we don’t notice any big differences.  Read More »