The Dental Hygiene Clinic-Bergen Community College

The Dental Hygiene Clinic-Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ  07650

Health Professionals Building

(201)  447-7100

**This is a program that the College has matching College Senior Dental Hygienists with Senior patients in need of a teeth cleaning for a small fee. The patients gets a routine cleaning for a nominal price and the students get much needed practice.

Your Mouth, Your Oral Health

Special oral hygiene instructions for stroke survivors and their caregivers are essential to maintaining good oral health.

*Look for a toothpaste with fluoride as an active ingredient look for “anti-cavity” on the label.

*Saliva substitutes are available at your local pharmacy in the oral health isle.

Preventative Oral Health Program:

Frequent dental cleaning (Every 3 months to 4 months)

*Twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste.

*Avoid rinsing after brushing to maximize fluoride effect.

*Use toothpaste containing 1,450 ppm fluoride or prescription toothpaste containing 2,500 ppm to 5,000 ppm fluoride.

*Fluoride varnish application (dental visit).

*Frequent sips of water and rinsing with water after meals and food supplements.

*Saliva substitutes.

*Using a straw with food supplements to minimize contact with teeth.

*Power toothbrush

*Alcohol-free mouthrinse

*Floss

Change your toothbrush every 3 months.

How to assist with brushing:

Caregivers can assist stroke survivors with flossing and brushing by standing behind them, pulling their lower lip down and cupping their chin while moving the toothbrush across their teeth in a circular motion. Be sure to gently brush the gums as well!

Know your risk!

Stroke hugely impact oral health. It affects facial muscles and the ability to chew and swallow. Which can lead to malnutrition and increased risk of caries and periodontal diseases. Stroke patients are at risk of aspiration pneumonia, which is caused by inhaling food debris and bacterial biofilm into the airway. Aspiration results when the swallowing reflex is damaged.

Get in Touch!

(201) 447-7100

Fee applies to the visit.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Dental Hygiene Clinic pamphlet. For more information of this service, please call the above number for more details. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to how it works. There is a fee for the cleaning and there will be a dentist on duty to assist.

This cleaning and check up is available to everyone at the Health Professionals Building.

 

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to The Dental Hygiene Clinic-Bergen Community College

  1. jwatrel says:

    This program is not free. There is a small fee to it so please call the above number for more details on it.

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