Entries by HyLife


Lessons Along the Way

The journey with my elderly patients is filled with joy and sorrow. It is difficult to realize that in some situations all attempted interventions for maintaining a healthy mouth can and do fail. When this happens, it is usually due to quick decline in a client’s health or lack of collaboration on the part of […]


Teeth Extraction Recommended then Deemed Unnecessary Due to Regular Visits with HOHA Team Member!

Can something as “simple” as thorough weekly tooth brushing make a difference? Absolutely! When a loved one is unable to brush for him/her-self anymore it is essential to reducing the possibility of infection from an oral source. For more than a year I have been working with a holocaust survivor. Her daughter (Jackie) sought out the […]


Wife of HyLife Client: Her Story

“Not only has she kept my husband’s mouth healthy, she has been able to coordinate dental care when he has broken teeth.” Angie Stone has been seeing my husband in a memory care unit once a week for the last year. I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing she and her services have […]


A Wife’s Letter: Carol Richardson

“After several thousand dollars of dental work it was obvious to me that if something did not change, it would be just a matter of time until he lost more teeth. I can tell you it was the best decision I could have made to bring these services on for my husband and Teresa is fantastic.” […]

New Website!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website! Formerly located at  HylifeLLC.com, the newly formed HyLife Oral Health Alliance, located at HyLifeOHA.com, has been re-designed and is ready for viewing. The goal in re-designing our site is to reorganize content, as well as add new content. We are eager to better present […]

CASE STUDY:  Bill C.  93yr, dementia, cognitive impairment   Veteran

Oral Care Challenges: Generalized bleeding with brushing, moderate plaque at the gumline, 5 areas of new decay at a routine dental visit—3 months later 3 more areas of new decay HyLife recommendations: Weekly oral hygiene care services which included brushing, flossing and proxy brushing Incorporated daily use of xylitol toothpaste and mints, reviewed with staff the importance of daily oral hygiene care Resident Outcome: […]

CASE STUDY: Don R. male, 97 years old , diabetic, high blood pressure, pneumonia.

Oral Care Challenges: severe gum infection with generalized bleeding, heavy plaque, heavy food debris, bad breath, severe dry mouth, diminished taste, problem swallowing, burning mouth syndrome, patchy, fissured, and very red tongue, 6 teeth needed immediate DDS attention. HyLife Recommendation: Immediate referral to DDS, Dry Mouth management (Spry Toothpaste, Mints), Professional brushing and cleaning between teeth, removing food debris daily, client’s education, […]