Seniors Dental Care, Studies On Oral Health Inequalities In Older People
Studies are showing oral health inequalities in older people. Oral Health and proper preventive care in seniors are lower. Many seniors are not getting the proper dental health care they may need. There are many reasons for this such as low income status. No dental insurance. Lack of transportation. Illness or immovability. Many seniors live alone without getting the assistance they may need in order to see a dentist.
When buying a dental insurance plan as a senior or for a senior, if cost ia a factor look towards the lower cost dental plan options like dental HMO or dental Discount plans. Try and pick a dental plan that has a local dental offices within a few blocks or not more then four to five miles.
Call the dentist office and see if they have dentist that will make house calls. Belive it or not there are a few dentist still willing to do so for minor dental issues such as cleanings. Look into senior ride care programs if you or the person having the plan does not drive. Teeth are really ment to last a life time and with proper dental care they can.