These benefits go beyond just a healthy mouth – they create a happiness and joy for those in need!
Are you or someone you love in need of dentistry, but a trip to the dental office is out of reach? Many elderly patients don’t have transportation to reach the destinations that we can sometimes take for granted. Dr. Kauffman understands the struggles that come with living with limitations and has a passion for those in need for Geriatric Dentistry, pursuing dental home services for those in need.
Dr. Kauffman is a house call dentist for those in the NYC area that are in desperate need of oral care. Aside from being one of the top 25 dentists in the nation, she also serves as the Director of Geriatric Dental Care for 3 local nursing homes, and on staff at both Mount Sanai Hospital and Lenox North Shore LIJ, Dr. Kauffman specializes in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and all forms of Dementia.
The Importance of Receiving Care From a House Call Dentist
Quality Dentistry is Now Accessible For Geriatric Patients
According to the American Dental Association, a fifth of people age 75 or older have not seen the dentist in over 5 years. Reasons can include the lack of access to a dental office, lack of transportation or disabilities such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
In 2015, 64% of those 65 and older needed long term, assisted care. These statistics cry out for the need of accessible dental, which is found with using the services of a house call dentist.
Dr. Kauffman has the ability to provide you or your loved one with
- Denture Replacement/Placement/Repairs
- Emergency Visits
- Exams and Second Opinions
- Crown Re-Cements
- Teaching Aides For Proper Oral Health
Improving One’s Quality of Life
Without the proper tools, you can’t create with quality. The same goes for your teeth. Without healthy teeth and proper oral care, you can’t expect a healthy body. Teeth are needed to chew your food and feed your appetite, providing your body with the nutrition it needs. Routine cleanings and proper oral health are linked to many conditions in the body including heart disease and diabetes. Reduce your risk of infections by keeping your mouth clean.
Reduce the Need For Dental Work
By receiving care from a house call dentist, you can reduce your risk of serious oral health conditions. With more than 500 medications that cause dry mouth, you increase your risk of cavities.. Ways to help relieve these dry mouth symptoms while you’re waiting for your house call are:
- Drinking More Water
- Avoiding Coffee, Alcohol and Soft Drinks
- Use Over-the-Counter Oral Moisturizers
Dr. Kauffman and her passion for the elderly is evident in her everyday life. Take a look at this clip that was featured in Souls of NY to discover what it looks like to receive a house call from Dr. Kauffman.
For more information on house call dentists, contact Dr. Kauffman today at 917-826-6278.
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