Tips for Caregivers


The population of seniors across Ontario is expected to double in the next 20 years. Preventive dentistry and medical advances are helping older adults keep their natural teeth much longer, which means there will be more people entering their senior years with most, if not all, of their natural teeth intact. This puts them at a greater risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. Research has shown an association between oral disease and other health problems, particularly respiratory illness in older adults, so it’s even more important for seniors to take care of their oral health.

To help seniors and their caregivers, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has developed several oral health-care resources for seniors and their caregivers to emphasize the importance of senior’s oral health and show how to prevent dental problems from happening.

Seniors Oral Health Care Modules

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Education Materials

Cover Seniors Oral Care Oral Health Care for Older Adults  
Seniors' Oral Care
Guide for PSWs
Oral Health Care for
Older Adults Brochure
Caring for Natural Teeth Caring for Dentures Oral Inspection
Caring for Natural Teeth:
Tips for Seniors
and Caregivers
Caring for Dentures:
Tips for Seniors
and Caregivers
Oral Inspection:
Tips for Caregivers