Five Senior Health Myths
North American Precis Syndicate
Xerostomia (dry mouth) is among denture wearers' most frequently cited problems. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Every day, it’s estimated, 10,000 Americans turn 65
years old. Some of these people, unfortunately, have misconceptions that can jeopardize their health.
Major health myths and misconceptions regarding senior health include:
1. If I feel fine, I am fine.
Chronic infections can last so long that the way they feel becomes the “new
normal,” when it shouldn’t be.
2. Sleep isn’t important
anymore. Older adults need the same seven to nine hours of sleep they did
3. It’s too late to start
exercising. Check with your doctor and start slowly, but there’s no
reason why seniors can’t get in some exercise (even if they’ve
never done it before).
4. Drink water only when thirsty.
You may need hydration before you even notice or before you feel like you
5. Dry mouth is just part of aging.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is important at any age, and especially for
denture wearers who, even with no teeth, benefit from a regular oral hygiene
routine specially formulated for them, rather than simply accepting poor
Fortunately, Cleanadent paste from Dr. B Dental
Solutions is the only toothpaste available that is gentle enough to safely
brush both the gums and oral appliances (such as dentures, implants, overdentures and full-arch implant bridges), helping
prevent and treat dry mouth, sore spots and infections. Thanks to its special
low-abrasive formula, it will not scratch, tarnish or negatively affect
dentures in any way (and will actually help keep them fresh, clean, as well
as stain- and odor-free). The paste is formulated with vitamins (A, D and E),
aloe vera, coconut oil and
tea tree oil to moisturize and revitalize the gums while removing
microorganism-infested biofilm. There are no
artificial flavors or colors.
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