Wellbeing

Dental health: care tips for every age

At all stages of life, you have to be alert about oral health but each one has its own special care.

Children

Help your children brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Choose a very soft brush for them.

Schedule regular visits to the dentist.

Try to moderate your children’s consumption of sweets

Make tooth brushing a fun time for your children. .

Adults

It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between your teeth to remove plaque.

Drink water with fluoride.

Visit your dentist once a year even if you don’t think it’s necessary.

Be aware of sudden changes in taste or smell.

Smoking is very harmful to your teeth, try to quit.

Restrict alcohol consumption.

If you have diabetes, try to control it because it can cause oral diseases.

 

Older adults

It’s the same advice as for adults with some problems that add up over the years.

There are several oral problems that older adults have: missing teeth, gum disease, untreated cavities.

Many medications can dry out the mouth, it is important to consult the dentist about this because the lack of saliva can cause cavities.

Change your toothbrush every three to four months (this applies to all ages)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources

White Memorial Community Health Center (provides dental services)
Location: 1828 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Suite 4100 Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-987-1200
Website: wmchealthcenter.org

Dental Community Clinic
Location: 2505 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-685-5540
Website: https://www.dentalcommunityclinic.com/

Queens Care
Location: 4816 East 3rd Street East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 780-4510
After Hours Phone: (323) 780-4510
Website: https://queenscarehealthcenters.org/

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