Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) February 19, 2015
Dr. Peter J. Drews, D.D.S, F.A.G.D., of Drews Dental Services, recently provided an in-service to the direct care staff at Marshwood Senior Living Facility in Lewiston, Maine. The focus of the in-service was to outline some of the more common problems that the geriatric population encounters, particularly as it relates to maintaining good oral hygiene.
Dry mouth (xerostomia) can be an issue as a direct side effect of certain medications commonly taken for blood pressure, dementia, etc. Dry mouth can increase cavities due to a lack of lubrication from saliva. Oral rinses can be a great strategy to combat this, as well as sugar-free chewing gum.
Other issues Dr. Drews covered were tooth brushing techniques for residents who may be physically compromised and appropriate denture care. He also spoke with the chief medical officer regarding dental protocols for geriatric patients.
Drews Dental Services provides experienced dental care for patients in Lewiston, ME and the surrounding areas. To learn more about dental hygiene strategies for the elderly or to become a patient, call 207-782-5308.
About the company:
Located in Lewiston, Maine, Drews Dental Services proudly serves all of Lewiston, and its twin city, Auburn, as well as the surrounding areas in Androscoggin County. Less than one hour from the coast, the mountains, Portland and Augusta, Lewiston is the second-largest city in the state and offers a vibrant community with a small-town feel. As such, Drews Dental Services prides itself on treating every patient as if they were a member of their immediate family. Led by Dr. Peter J. Drews, DDS, FAGD, the team is an experienced group of patient care specialists and dental professionals that put the patient’s needs first. Many new patients have expressed frustration over previous dental providers, which is why Drews Dental Services separates themselves from the crowd by educating patients and dividing treatment plans into elective and necessary treatment options. For more information, please visit http://www.mainedentalclinic.com/.