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  • Dr Vyla Ellis

Visiting the Bordertown Aged Care Residents

Today we got out of the clinic for the morning to visit the lovely residents at Penny and Francis House, Ramsey Wing and Charla Lodge.

My team and I have been providing dental care to residents of the aged care facility in Keith for many years and have been happy to be able to extend this important service to Bordertown since late last year.

Oral health is important for the health and well-being of the elderly and has a great impact on quality of life. Consider this... • Pain and difficulty eating can lead to poor nutrition • Oral disease increases the risk of pneumonia, cardiovascular disease and peptic ulcers • Gum disease makes diabetes more difficult to control

• Multiple daily medications can lead to a dry, sore mouth and frequent mouth ulcers.

We're able to meet the vast majority of patient needs onsite including fillings, new dentures, denture repairs, extractions, professional cleans and preventive treatments. We work with the nursing staff to provide advice on daily dental care and ensure that any issues causing pain or discomfort are dealt with in a timely manner.

We're pleased with the progress we've made over the last year and we look forward to improving oral care further for the residents in years to come.

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