Oral health for older people
Oral health includes not only natural teeth but also dentures and the soft tissues (including the lips cheeks tongue and roof of the mouth). Regardless of one’s age oral health is an important factor in everyday life; good oral health promotes good general health; more self-confidence and a better quality of life.
The messages for a healthy mouth apply for all ages: Eat well, Drink well, Clean well, Play well, Stay well.
There are some barriers that may prevent us from caring for our oral health in the best way possible; these include: