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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.