Quality Dental Care For Seniors

July 3, 2023

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At Dentique Dental, we understand the importance of providing quality dental care for seniors to maintain their oral health and overall well-being. As you age, various oral issues can arise, including periodontal disease, dry mouth, worn teeth, and lost teeth. These issues can have a significant impact on your health, increasing the risk of conditions such as heart disease, strokes, blood vessel blockage, dementia, and more.

Periodontal disease, often caused by factors like dry mouth, gum disease progression, and reduced manual dexterity, can be effectively managed and mitigated with proper care and attention. Dry mouth, which can result from age-related changes or medication use, can lead to tooth sensitivity and is linked to conditions like Alzheimer’s, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and stroke. Treating dry mouth through topical solutions, prescribed medications, and lifestyle adjustments can help boost saliva production and alleviate symptoms.

As you age, teeth may become worn, cracked, chipped, or discolored. Dental restorations, such as crowns or veneers, can restore both the function and appearance of your teeth, giving you a healthier smile. Additionally, replacing missing teeth is crucial for maintaining bone mass and facilitating proper tooth function. Dental implants, bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures can be utilized to address tooth loss and preserve your facial structure.

In addition to providing necessary dental treatments, we also aim to educate caregivers to ensure proper home hygiene care. Aging can sometimes affect your ability to brush and floss effectively, particularly if you have arthritis or difficulty holding and maneuvering a toothbrush. To overcome these challenges, you can use a “grip aid” attachment for your toothbrush handle or consider using an electric toothbrush. Flossing can be made easier with the help of over-the-counter tools such as dental picks, floss picks, pre-threaded flossers, or oral irrigators.

Our experienced team at Dentique Dental is dedicated to assisting our senior patients in maintaining healthy and natural-looking smiles. We emphasize the importance of having a mouth free of missing teeth, as it is crucial for proper speech, chewing, and maintaining a normal facial appearance. By addressing senior dental care needs, we strive to enhance your overall quality of life and well-being.

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