Caretaking is a difficult task. With so many things to think about and care for, how do you fit it all in? Doctors appointments. Health concerns. Daily activities. And of course a whole lot more.
While many things can be “warning signs” of things to come, teeth can be one of the easiest areas to overlook … and one of the key symptoms towards future issues.
The first step toward ensuring proper dental health is to ask questions. When you drop by your father’s house to check on him, ask him about any dental problems, such as sore gums, cavities, denture issues and other dental-related problems. Take him out to dinner often and try different foods. Does he avoid certain types? Will he go for the soft foods, avoiding hard or crunchy ones? [Read more…]