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Dental Care for Seniors: Affordable Ways to Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Did you know your dental health affects the health of the rest of your body? For example, gum disease can contribute to heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, and even digestive issues. Sadly, many seniors avoid dental care because their healthcare plans don't cover the expense. Fortunately, there are several ways for seniors to access affordable care and take preventive measures at home. Find a Better Dentist First of all, if you already have a dentist where you’re a patient, make sure the practice is meeting your needs. Even if the cost isn't an issue, long wait times, an inconvenient office location, or poor-quality care may keep you from going for regular preventive checkups. If you have mobility problems, it can...

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AGING IN PLACE

  A lifetime of wear and tear on the mind and body can make it difficult to live alone beyond retirement. But there are many DIY fixes that can extend your independent years. Here are a few you can handle yourself, even on a small budget. Lighting Unfortunately, with each passing year, your eyes become a little less able to utilize available light. Install bright white light bulbs throughout your home, which will help you distinguish depth and color. Graying With Grace explains that lighting should be fully adjustable. You can also add light strips under the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and motion-sensing lights along the interiorand exterior stairways. Mobility enhancements Like the eyes, our joint and muscles tend to decline with age. This can...

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