As people age, they tend to have more dental issues than they did when they were younger. This typically begins to happen around the age of sixty.
Because of this, it is important to us at Division Street Dental to take extra special care of our elderly patients. We are here to keep their mouths healthy, while also caring for any dental issues that they may be experiencing.
Elderly people are more likely to get cavities. Often, their medications cause them to have a drier mouth which can lead to poor oral hygiene. Because of this, it is even more crucial to practice proper daily oral care.
Gum disease is also very common as people get older. Many have had the disease for years without even knowing it. When it is left untreated, it can end up destroying the gums.
The best way to avoid gum disease is by visiting the dentist on a regular basis. If you think that you may have any sort of gum disease, we recommend that you get it checked out immediately.
The best way to keep your mouth healthy as you age is to take proper care of your mouth at home. We always recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit your dentist at least two times per year. Our staff will take excellent care of you and your needs.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (503) 774-3033.