22 Aug 2013

Fluoride programme for the elderly

Fluoride programme for the elderly

launched in Northamptonshire care homes

A new programme has been launched by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) to improve dental care for elderly care home residents in the county.
Our salaried primary care dental service is visiting care homes throughout Northamptonshire to provide fluoride for elderly people to prevent further tooth decay.
Denise Birkett, Oral Health Promotion Practitioner for NHFT, said: “This is an exciting new partnership between NHFT and local care homes.
“Most toothpastes contain fluoride, and the majority of people get their fluoride this way. However, as people get older, their teeth can become more prone to dental decay and tooth wear. Fluoride applications are especially beneficial for older people and for those with a dry mouth....

You just can't get enough according to some. I wonder if they use cheap tea in the care home which can give you more than is safe?

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