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Daily brushing and flossing of natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good oral health. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of seniors, especially if oral hygiene is neglected, and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Carolina SeniorCare bring specialists to the Day Center. A dentist will be at the Center on October 23 to assist with proper dental care.

To maintain good oral health, it's important for all individuals -- regardless of age -- to:

  • -Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
  • -Floss at least once a day
  • -Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day
  • -Visit your dentist on a regular schedule for cleaning and an oral exam

Antibacterial mouth rinse can reduce bacteria that cause plaque and gum disease, according to the American Dental Association.

Carolina SeniorCare located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Currently enrolling for the fall, Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for over 47 years, located in Newton, NC. 

For additional information on Carolina SeniorCare or the PACE model of care, please contact Jasmin Archible-Harris at 336.746.3512, [email protected] or view our website at www.carolinaseniorcare.org.

Credit:  webmd.com

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