Children grow quickly, and a lot of mothers wonder where the time goes. There are school, activities, appointments, transportation, and the million other things mothers manage to cram into just one day. With all the effort and time spent on raising children, moms may often put their own health needs aside and delay things like regular checkups with the doctor and dentist. For moms that are always on the go, we suggest finding ways to make it as easy as possible to maintain good home oral health care. With younger kids, it can be fun and healthy to set aside family time for teeth brushing and flossing. We also strongly encourage even the busiest of moms to take time for themselves and schedule regular well woman visits and dental checkups.
Also, as women age, changes in hormones and other factors can increase the risk for bone loss and gum disease. Stress, sleep and diet all have an impact on oral health as well as whole-body wellness. Adults in general are living longer and more active lives, which means it is even more important for older women to care for their smiles and their bodies. A diet rich in Calcium and Magnesium is still important, as well as a healthy and active lifestyle. Bone loss often appears first in the jaw, and senior women may have dental work such as implants, partials or dentures that need regular care. That’s why well-woman visits and regular dental checkups remain important throughout life.
Here’s wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to our patients, friends, and family from all of us at Finney Family Dental!