Eastern Hills Family Dental
5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Seniors and Oral Health | Deanne Mathisen DMD


As time passes, our teeth require special attention to maintain their strength and health. At Eastern Hills Family Dental, under the care of Deanne Mathisen DMD, we recognize the importance of preserving oral health as we age. Seniors are particularly susceptible to periodontal disease, but there are proactive steps you can take to keep your teeth in top condition.

Establish a Consistent Routine
Regardless of age, adhering to a daily oral hygiene regimen is crucial. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are essential habits to maintain healthy teeth and gums. For seniors with dentures, it’s vital to remove them for at least four hours daily, ideally at night, and ensure they are cleaned regularly. Hydration is key, as drinking water not only stimulates saliva production but also helps strengthen teeth, especially if it contains fluoride. Don’t forget to schedule regular visits to our office to maintain your oral health.

Tips for Caregivers
If you’re caring for an elderly loved one, assisting them in maintaining their oral hygiene can be challenging but essential. Establishing a routine and designated times for brushing their teeth can be helpful. Encourage them to keep their dental appointments, and if necessary, reach out to our office for guidance and solutions to overcome any obstacles to daily dental care.

Financial Support
For seniors residing in nursing homes and participating in state or national financial programs, exploring options like the Incurred Medical Expense regulation recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) can help alleviate financial strains associated with necessary dental treatments. Consult your nursing home or care facility’s caseworker for more information on available assistance.

Prioritize Gum Health
Gum disease, often linked to certain medications, can develop without noticeable symptoms. During your visits to our office, inform us of any medication changes to ensure comprehensive care. Regular dental check-ups are crucial, as periodontal disease affects a significant portion of adults over 30, according to the ADA.

Maintaining Healthy Teeth Through the Years
Preserving dental health as you age requires diligence. Stick to a daily routine of brushing and flossing, and don’t neglect regular dental visits. If you’re a caregiver, prioritize the oral health of your elderly loved ones and ensure they adhere to a consistent oral hygiene routine.

For additional tips on maintaining healthy teeth or to schedule your next appointment, reach out to Eastern Hills Family Dental. We’re dedicated to supporting you in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health at every stage of life.

Eastern Hills Family Dental of East Las Vegas
Phone: 702-262-5693
5905 S. Eastern Ave #112
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thur: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: By appointment​​

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Eastern Hills Family Dental
5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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