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Cortney Engels

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Presented by: Carley, Cortney, Lauren Geriatric Guide to Good Oral Health The Importance of Brushing Frequency for Oral Health Care Prevents tooth decay

Prevents gum disease

Prevents tooth loss in adults

Removes stains

Prevents bad breath Taking Care of Your Dentures and Partials Handle dentures with great care

Brush and rinse dentures DAILY

Use denture cleaner

Denture care when they are not being worn Brushing Techniques Bass Technique

Stillmans Technique
How often should I brush my teeth?

How often should I be flossing my teeth? Questions? Bass Technique References Stillman's Technique YES!!!
Flossing is the BEST way to prevent cavities from occurring between your teeth
It’s best to do it everyday!

Floss picks are great too!! Is flossing important? Do you have crowns or large spaces in between your teeth?
Small bristles clean in between teeth and under crowns and bridges Using Your Perio-Aid Guide toothpick along gum line, under crowns and bridges
Helps remove plaque and food debris
A toothpick holder can be used Here’s a trick, use a toothpick! After each meal, rinse with a mouthwash or water to remove food debris
Mouthwash can reduce inflammation and gum disease
Helps freshens breath!!  Rinses Nathe, Christine Nelson. Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist. 3rd Upper Sadle River. Pearson Health Science, 2011, 2005, 2001. Pg 131-140.
Do you wear a denture or partial? False teeth aren't maintenance free. The same debris that accumulates on natural teeth (microorganisms, dental plaque, tartar, staining, food particles) will tend to accumulate on them too.

That means to keep their dentures clean and fresh and their mouth healthy, a person will need to perform daily maintenance. Brushing and Flossing. 2012. champagnedentalblog.com, Sparks, NV. Web. 10 Feb 2013. "American Dental Association: America's Leading Advocate for Oral Health." American Dental Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb 2013.


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