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Wellbit Co., Ltd. The secret to staying healthy for a long time lies in “oral health”! Dentist explains key points of oral care for elderly people living at home

[Wellbit Co., Ltd.] The secret to staying healthy for a long time lies in “oral health”! Dentist explains key points of oral care for elderly people living at home

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Press release: May 14, 2024
The secret to staying healthy for a long time is “oral health”! Dentist explains key points of oral care for elderly people living at home
*Welbit Co., Ltd. hosts a study session*
“Welbit Co., Ltd.” (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representatives: Takataka Horiuchi, Yu Yamauchi), which provides identity guarantee services specializing in admission to nursing care facilities, announced on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, “Welvit Co., Ltd.” We will be holding a study session on the theme of “Taking care of your mouth – How to effectively utilize visiting dentistry.” There have been reports that maintaining oral health has a great impact on physical and mental health and lifespan, and oral care is an important element that is essential for us to live a lively life that suits us forever. is.
On the other hand, there are many elderly people who require nursing care and who find it difficult to take care of their oral health or go to the hospital on their own, and how to support these people can be said to be a major issue in Japan, which has become a super-aging society. Therefore, we have invited Mr. Yoshiro Inoue, a dentist who is involved in oral care for the elderly through home visits, as a lecturer, and he will talk about key points in daily oral care for the elderly, tips for noticing minor abnormalities, and when to contact a visiting dentist. will be introduced along with specific examples. Click here for details and to apply for the Wellbit study session.

* 73% of people aged 65 years and over 25% of people aged 85 years or older keep 20 or more of their teeth*

In 1989 (Heisei 1), the Ministry of Health and Welfare (at that time) announced the Adult Dental Health Measures Study Group.
Many of you may have seen this figure proposed in the “Interim Report” somewhere.
Approximately 35 years have passed since the “8020 (Hachimaru/Niimaru) Movement” was started with the aim of preserving at least 20 teeth even at the age of 80, and during that time, initiatives related to oral care have been made from all aspects, including policy and medical care. It has been done. These efforts are steadily bearing fruit, and since 1993, the percentage of people aged 65 and over who have at least 20 teeth has steadily increased. In 2016, 73% of people aged 65 to 69 and more than 25% of people aged 85 and over had 20 or more teeth (*
Figure 1* ).

Figure 1 Trends in the percentage of elderly people who keep 20 or more of their own teeth
*There are reports that oral health not only affects physical health, but also mental health*
Maintaining oral health is very important for us humans. For example, meals. The act of eating food orally is an essential daily activity, and at the same time, it is a sign of human dignity. It goes without saying that not losing this joy is essential to living a vibrant life.

It has also been pointed out that oral health has an impact on physical health and longevity. According to the 2015 Evidence of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Contributing to a Healthy and Longevity Society published by the Japan Dental Association, a survey of over 20,000 Japanese people aged 65 and over found that people with fewer teeth It has been reported that the mortality rate is higher and the risk of dementia is up to 1.9 times higher than those with a lot of dementia. Studies have shown that the incidence of aspiration pneumonia, which is often seen in the elderly, can be reduced by taking proper oral care and reducing oral bacteria.

Research results have also been announced that maintaining oral health may also lead to maintaining mental health. A research group at Okayama University reported that people with good oral health, such as having more teeth, are less socially isolated and have better mental health ( ). Regarding maintaining the mental health of the elderly, we at Wellbit also published a press release in February of this year.
It is featured in More than 150 people signed up for the study session, which made us realize once again how much interest there is in mental health.
*The option of “home-visit dental treatment” will become more important in the future in Japan, a super-aging society*
As mentioned above, maintaining oral health is extremely important for elderly people to continue living active lives, and daily oral care is essential for this purpose. In addition to keeping your mouth clean on a daily basis by brushing your teeth, you should also have the opportunity to see a dentist if necessary. On the other hand, some elderly people find it difficult to brush their teeth or go to the hospital by themselves due to their need for nursing care. Home-visit dental treatment can be a strong ally for such people.

As the name suggests, visiting dental care involves a dentist or dental hygienist visiting your home to check and treat your dental health. As Japan plays a very important role in solving the oral problems of people who are unable to go to the hospital on their own, it will become even more important in the future as Japan enters a super-aging society and is expected to continue aging. Probably. However, at present, there is not a high level of awareness of this kind of home-visit dental treatment, and even if they are aware of it, we have heard that there are many things they do not know, such as in what situations they should consult or how to contact them. Masu.

Therefore, this time, Welbit invited Mr. Yoshiro Inoue, a dentist who actually provides home-visit dental treatment, as a lecturer on the theme of “Care for the mouths of the elderly – How to effectively utilize home-visit dentistry.” We have planned a study session. This is an opportunity for many people involved in medical care and welfare, including care managers who often support the daily lives of elderly people, to learn about the option of home-visit dental treatment and how to make effective use of it. I hope so.
* Concrete and easy-to-understand explanations of everything from oral problems for the elderly to points that connect them to visiting dental care*
Mr. Inoue, a dentist who will be our lecturer this time, has his own clinic, “Fukushima Visiting Dental Clinic,” in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, and provides medical treatment both on-site and on-site. At the study session, we will explain the common oral problems faced by the elderly, tips for noticing minor abnormalities, and the timing and key points to refer to visiting dentists, while introducing specific cases.
On the day of the study session, there will be time for questions and answers after Mr. Inoue’s lecture. At each Welbit study session, we receive a large number of questions from participants, so we ask the speakers to answer as much time as possible. The level of satisfaction among participants is extremely high, as experts answer questions based on their knowledge and experience in real-life situations. Please come and join us.

* Supporting the oral health of the elderly – How to make good use of visiting dentistry*
Date and time: May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) 18:00-19:00
Venue: Online live (Zoom)
Lecturer: Yoshiro Inoue (dentist)
Participation fee: Free
* Regarding the schedule and coverage of the Welbit study session in May 2024 * At Wellbit, we hold a “Wellbit Study Session” every month where experts explain themes related to single elderly people. This month, in addition to the above-mentioned “Tips for communicating to give people with dementia a sense of security,” we are planning to cover the following. Welbit Study Group also accepts interviews. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact us at the email address below.
* [WELBITO study session held in May 2024] *
* *Held today! *
* Hidden hurdles to entering a facility!? What should we do with the home of someone with dementia? *
Date and time: May 14, 2024 (Tuesday) 18:00-19:00
Venue: Online live (Zoom)
Lecturer: Takataka Horiuchi (judicial scrivener)
Participation fee: Free
To request an interview: please contact the email address below
* Comment from person in charge *
* Satoshi Matsumoto, in charge of Welbit Co., Ltd. *
We are a company founded by like-minded people. I want to eliminate the negative feeling of not being able to enter a facility because I don’t have a guarantor, and as a result not being able to live the life I want, and contribute to the realization of a society where each person can live their own life. It is made up of members who have shared. The members are diverse, including medical, nursing care, and legal experts, as well as marketing, designers, and editors. We will work to provide new services that help solve social issues from diverse perspectives.
*About Welbit Co., Ltd.*
* 【Company Profile】*
Company name: Wellbit Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 3-13-4 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Takataka Horiuchi Yu Yamauchi
Business content: Identity guarantee service specializing in facility admission Established: March 2, 2023
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