According to Alzheimers.org, there are approximately 5.5 million adults suffering from Alzheimer’s and senior citizens with dementia are at a higher risk of dental disease and suffering severe health problems as a result.
Adults know that dental care is important, but what they may not know is how much more important it becomes as they age. Older adults who have multiple health issues and are homebound or have dementia struggle to get regular access to dental care. While there are house call dentists available, not all of them are trained or experienced in working with dementia patients.
Dr. Alisa Kauffman has specialized in geriatric dentistry since 1995 and has experience with older adults who have dementia, Alzheimer’s and limited mobility. Working with special care dentistry Manhattan seniors love is worth your while because:
Seniors who have consistent access to dental care can enjoy better nutrition because they are less likely to lose their teeth or have ill-fitting dentures. Improving the quality of life for the elderly begins with proper oral hygiene and regular checkups.
Take a look at Dr. Kauffman’s approach with geriatric patients who need special care:
Geriatric Housecall Dentistry is dedicated to providing gentle dental care to New York’s most vulnerable population. Dr. Alisa Kauffman, a top 25 dentist, provides a full range of dental services from checkups to emergency dental care. If you are interested in learning more about special care dentistry Manhattan loves, or are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 917-826-6278.
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