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Senior Dental Care
Senior Dental Care

Dental care is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, parts of taking care of your health as you age.

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Senior Dental Care

Senior Dental Care

Dental care is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, parts of taking care of your health as you age. Your teeth are with you throughout your life, and as with the rest of your body, they slowly start to show signs of aging. Preventive measures are crucial to not only retaining your body’s youthfulness, but also to ensuring less discomfort and pain. The enamel, for example, may break down over time, causing tooth sensitivity and limiting what your choice of foods. Toothpaste that protects from sensitivity is one step in the direction of reducing some of the discomfort from recession and attrition that occurs with age .

While prevention is the best cure, not all problems, especially those associated with age, are avoidable, which is why dental treatment for senior citizens comes in many forms. It is important that you find a routine that works for you to keep your teeth and gums healthy in between visits to the dentist. Such routines should include:

  • Two minutes of brushing twice daily
  • Thorough flossing, especially before bed
  • Using bacteria-fighting mouthwash, such as Listerine, especially after brushing
  • Paying special attention to brushing your tongue to avoid bad breath
  • And most importantly, following up your daily routine with routine visits to our office

One of the ways to worsen a condition is to allow it to fester over time. Dismissing discomfort as a symptom of old age is, unfortunately, very common. Pain is not supposed to be an increasingly prominent side effect of age; it is only a symptom that points to underlying problems. Addressing a perpetually dry mouth, bad breath, or aching gums, as well as focusing on eliminating the reasons for said symptoms, is imperative to decrease dental issues associated with aging. Dental treatment for seniors aims at helping patients to maintain their teeth and bone levels. With proper care, there is no reason why one cannot keep his or her teeth for an entire lifetime.

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