A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
Like natural teeth, dental implants require regular care and cleaning. Implants are susceptible to scratches made by harsh cleaning implements, like hard bristled tooth brushes. Once scratched, implants can harbor harmful bacteria. Specially designed tools can clean the implants without creating scratches.
For seniors with arthritis, caring for dental implants can be a little trickier. The decrease in manual dexterity associated with arthritis can make gripping the cleaning implements difficult for many people. Knowing what tools to use, and how to make those tools easier to grip can make a big difference in implant care.
Standard Implant Cleaning Tools
These tools are widely available for all people with dental implants. These tools typically have narrow handles that can be difficult to grip in their factory-produced form.
Solutions For Seniors With Arthritis
To use the standard implement cleaning tools, a variety of products are available that make these cleaning tools easier to grip and manipulate.
Homemade Implant Cleaning Solutions
Although utensil holders work well, many seniors can modify their implant brushes and interdental brushes with items found around the house. These inexpensive solutions make long handled brushes easier to grip.
There are many products available that make life easier for arthritis sufferers. For more solutions, speak with your dentist. For more information, see http://www.yourhealthygums.com.Share
12 December 2014