Elderly couple smiling at each other

Lifelong smiles — oral health for the elderly

The better you take care of your teeth, the longer they’ll last.

So with the right cleaning regime and dental support, there’s no reason you can’t keep your teeth for life.

But as more of us live longer, and age-associated conditions make it tougher to keep on top of dental hygiene, older people and those around them need to be particularly proactive.

Here’s some useful information on maintaining lifelong smiles.

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Global grins — World Smile Day 2018

The smiley face icon was first created by Massachusetts commercial artist Harvey Ball in 1963.

And the beaming yellow ball has been busy ever since — from reminding us that ‘Glasgow’s Miles Better’ to transforming the way we text each other through emojis.

But Harvey originally envisaged it as a global symbol of happiness and good will — and as a reminder, decided in 1999 that the first Friday in October each year should be World Smile Day.

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Child at a dental appointment

Kind and gentle — dental care for kids

The world’s most persuasive parents would struggle to convince children that a trip to the dentist is as delightful as a fortnight in Florida.

But our kind and gentle approach to dental care for kids ensures that their fears are minimised, oral care is optimised — and they might even have some fun.

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Dental hygiene — the root of robust tooth care

If you don’t address minor car niggles, they often become major problems by the time of your MOT.

And prevention’s better than cure when it comes to teeth care too — regular visits to your dental hygienist and a thorough cleaning regime are the foundation of lifelong healthy teeth and gums.

Dental hygiene is the root of outstanding oral health — here’s why.

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