Health Resources — Prevention

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 »

Root Decay

Root Decay

Teresa Johnson | 02.08.2013

What is root decay, and why do older adults get it? Older adults and caregivers should be informed about these cavities on the roots of teeth. Read More »

Visiting the Dentist: A Caregiver’s Guide

Visiting the Dentist: A Caregiver’s Guide

Kevin Hendler | 02.07.2013

Daily cleaning and dental check-ups help maintain a healthy mouth. As a caregiver, you may need to bring the person you care for to the dentist's office. Learn what to expect on your first visit. 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 »

Informed Consent

Informed Consent

Deborah Carr & Samuel Zwetchkenbaum | 02.04.2013

Before you or a loved one gets dental care, make sure you know your rights before receiving treatment. Learn who makes decisions about care, and how to legally provide consent for another person. Read More »

Care of Dental Appliances

Care of Dental Appliances

Constance Bernstein | 02.04.2013

Whether you have a full denture, partial denture made of metal or acrylic, hard or soft resin, or over dentures, learn how to care for your dental appliance here. 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 »

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