Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing
About Me
Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.

Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

  • 5 Ways To Make Brushing Your Toddler's Teeth More Fun

    2 April 2015

    Teaching your toddler to brush his or her teeth (or outright doing it yourself) can be a tough task. However, regular brushing is critical for keeping your toddler's mouth healthy while their baby teeth continue to emerge. Make brushing more exciting for your little one by using one or more of these fun tips!  1. Sing a Song Dedicate a song to brushing teeth, and only sing that song while your toddler is brushing (or you are brushing your toddler's teeth).

  • 5 Easy Solutions To Small Problems When Choosing Invisible Braces

    12 March 2015

    Any major change in the mouth is bound to disrupt daily habits. While invisible braces have a lot of pros to them, anyone deciding on the braces understands that there will be some adjustments along the way. Instead of opting out on the braces all together, there are easy solutions for common problems. These solutions will help you adjust to the braces quickly and can have many more benefits than traditional braces.

  • Can Post-Menopausal Women Successfully Have Dental Implants?

    3 March 2015

    According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around 50 million American women have reached menopause, and most women spend at least a third of their lives in or beyond this change. While menopause is a perfectly natural event, it can lead to a series of changes in the body, some of which can impact on your dental health. Learn more about the effects of menopause on your teeth and gums, and find out how post-menopausal treatments can affect dental implants.

  • Elders And Dental Implants: Five Points To Consider

    19 February 2015

    Dental implants consist of a metal nub fused to your bone and attached to a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or fake tooth. Considered to be a convenient and permanent substitute for dentures, dental implants attract many people who are missing teeth. However, they are not the right choice for everyone – elder people, in particular, should carefully consider whether or not dental implants are right for them.

  • Mouth Rinse Options After Dental Implant Surgery

    6 February 2015

    If you have a dental implant procedure scheduled in your future, then your dentist will provide you with a great deal of information about the surgery and the aftercare that is required afterwards. The aftercare that you provide to your mouth is necessary to advance the healing process. You will be asked to abstain from alcohol and cigarettes, and you will need to eat soft foods. Your oral surgeon or dentist will also ask you to rinse your mouth.