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Helping Elderly Parents Brush

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Many senior citizens, unfortunately, don't have the same visual or tactile sense as in younger years.  That can mean that food particles and plaque can accumulate around teeth and gums or under dentures and often go unnoticed. Complicating that is the fact that manual dexterity tends to decrease as the years go by, which means that manual brushing can often be less effective than it used to be. As mentioned above, electronic brushing aids can be a significant benefit for all ages, especially senior citizens. Removing and rinsing dentures daily, using an electric toothbrush or even a Waterpik are all ways to improve oral health in our older years.

Dear Patients,

Dr Campbell and Staff hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy during this difficult Coronavirus crisis.  The health and well being of our patients, staff, families, and our community as a whole is our top priority.

As you may have already heard, we have been instructed by the Ohio State Dental Board to discontinue elective patient services in the hopes of reducing the risk of spreading this very contagious virus.  We are limiting patient care to emergency services only for the next few weeks and will keep you updated about any changes through emails, texts, and our website.

If you have any dental pain or discomfort or a situation that needs prompt attention, please call the office to leave a message as we are checking our answering service regularly.  You may also contact Dr. Campbell directly at the cell number provided at the end of our greeting message.

We thank you for putting your trust in us to provide for your dental care needs.  We are closely monitoring updates from the State Dental Board as well as the ADA and CDC and will keep you posted as more information is available.

Thank You for your patience and Stay Healthy!

Dr. Scott A Campbell,  DDS, and Staff

 

Here is an article from the American Dental Association about Coronavirus infection control