Older Adults, Covid-19 and Dentistry

Dr. Mauricio Hervas Coronavirus and Dentistry, Wellness 1 Comment

Older people or older adults by the current classification are generally considered after 65 years of age. Young adults ages between 18-35, middle age adults 36-65 and older adults after 65. Older adults by some other classifications are usually retired people or receiving pension with some changes in its functional ability. According to the American Psychological Association, one out of every 65 years old will live past 90!! Maybe we need a new classification or label for somebody that pass 80 years of age. Grandpa and Grandma looks so good this days!

“Never say die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age” by Susan Jacoby describes 65 years of age not to be old. Some people begin to live at 65! We have a generation of baby boomers (currently 76 millions in the U.S) getting healthier, wealthier and ready to travel around the world and Covid-19 won’t stop them.

Older adults are at higher risk to contract Covid-19 when there is an underlying serious medical condition like asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, serious heart conditions, heavy smokers, severe obesity, immunocompromised, kidney and liver disease and probably more as we learn with this novel corona virus. Older adults leaving in nursery homes. People taking steroids for long time that has weaken the immune system.

For all this people it is advised to stay home, avoid contact, maintain social distance at least 6 feet. Wash your hands often. With all the technology and phone applications, there is no need to go grocery shopping. Order online for pick up or have it deliver to your house. This is a good time to learn or get better at internet! Amazon has opened its library for free books and movies. Communicate and connect with others. Through Facetime you can probably search for your classmates in high school and set a party house online.

As a prosthodontist, our practice is full of this amazing group of people. They want to look good, feel good and eat good. Many of you are wearing dentures and want something fixed. Fixed teeth are no luxury anymore, they are a standard to improve quality of life. All on four is just one alternative for fix teeth. Check our blogs on fixed dentures.

We continue to call our patients, provide support and verify there is no need for emergency. Ensuring there is no pain or discomfort.

As only emergencies can be seeing these days, we wanted to emphasize if you are having one please contact Dr. Hervas at Implantation Dental Center. He will assist you in identifying the cause of your dental problem and recommend a treatment to alleviate your discomfort. Call us at 954-476-0770 or fill out a contact form on our website at www.implantationdentalcenter.com

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