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  • Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 9, 2021

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Healthy Aging Month - While good daily oral hygiene is important for everyone, older adults can be at greater risk for oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. All Illinoisans should maintain good daily oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist, but older adults have special oral health care needs, which makes preventive care even more vital.

  • Dementia and oral health
    Sep. 3, 2021

    Dementia and oral health

    General oral health

    Having a condition, such as dementia, can also make it more difficult to practice good daily oral hygiene, increasing the risk for gum disease and tooth decay. To reduce gum disease and tooth decay, here are tips for caregivers helping assist individuals with dementia.

  • Oral Health and Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Patients
    Sep. 12, 2017

    Oral Health and Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Patients

    General oral health

    When an Alzheimer's patient starts to exhibit symptoms of the disease, tasks that were once second nature can suddenly become challenging. Even daily routines, such as brushing and flossing, can be hard to remember – which is why gum disease and tooth decay are common in Alzheimer's patients. To help a friend or family member... More »