What To Take To The Dentist

Seniors need to see a dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning. And it's a good idea to bring some information to share with your dentist.

The American Dental Association advises that you bring:

  • A written list of your over-the-counter and prescription medications, supplements, herbs and vitamins.
  • A complete list of allergies and other medical conditions.
  • The names and contact information of all of your health care providers.
  • Information for an emergency contact, in case of a serious medical problem.
  • Insurance cards for any dental plan or Medicare.
  • Any partials or dentures, even if you don't normally wear them.

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