Why Senior Dental Health Care Is Important

by | Oct 21, 2019 | Dental Health Care | 0 comments

Why Senior Dental Health Care Is Important

Caring for an older adult doesn’t only mean paying attention to their physical capabilities and diet. It is also essential to keep an eye on their gums and teeth. Here are some of the reasons why family caregivers and professionals offering in home care in Montgomery County, MD should not neglect senior dental health care:

  • Pneumonia

    Without proper dental care, bacteria will pool in the senior’s mouth. When the senior inhales, they inhale these bacterial droplets as well, which may then cause pneumonia. Aside from quality home health care in Rockville, Maryland, seniors should receive proper dental care so that they can lower the risk of developing lung problems.

  • Diabetes

    Periodontitis is a common gum disease seniors suffer from. While this disease can be age-related, most seniors develop periodontitis because they don’t have good oral hygiene. Periodontitis hinders the body’s ability to utilize insulin, thus, becoming one of the factors a senior develops diabetes.

  • Gum Diseases

    Professionals providing home care services in Silver Spring, Maryland must make sure an older adult has good dental hygiene. Otherwise, the senior will suffer from several gum diseases that range from mild to severe. These diseases may include dry mouth, darkened teeth, root decay, and uneven jawbone.

Nest & Care believes that seniors should not only pay attention to their physical health and diet. They should also keep an eye on their oral health. If they are unable to establish good oral hygiene on their own, they should not hesitate to rely on their caregivers.

Nest & Care is a dedicated in-home care in Montgomery County, MD. We provide service in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and its neighboring communities. If you’re looking for a dedicated and professional caregiver who can help a loved one for their daily needs, Nest & Care can help. We carefully match each client with the best caregiver and formulate an individualized plan that best suits the family’s needs and goals. Excellent service to our clients and families is of paramount importance to us. Call us today for your free in-home assessment by a Nest & Care Registered Nurse.

Katharina Villanueva

Katharina Villanueva

RN, BSN, CCRN-K, SCRN, CNRN, DN, CDP

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.