senior citizen care
As we get older, our dental needs change. Here are a few of the reasons why it's extremely important for seniors to get dental care:
gum disease and tooth loss
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults, but it's preventable and even reversible in its early stages. One reason it is a problem among older adults is because it can progress slowly and painlessly over time and go undetected. Careful oral hygiene and regular dental visits help control periodontal disease. Call us if you notice any of the following warning signs:
Bleeding gums during brushing.
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth.
Loose teeth or teeth moving apart.
Change in bite or change in the fit of your partial dentures.
Constant bad breath or bad taste.
Many systemic diseases and the treatments used for them can cause diminished salivary output or dry mouth. The resulting dry mouth condition can lead to dental decay, denture sores, and subsequent eating difficulties that may impair nutrition and social interactions.
screen for oral cancer
Regular dental visits are essential for thorough examinations of the entire mouth, even for those who no longer have their natural teeth. Oral and throat cancer cases in the United States are estimated to exceed 34,000 per year. Oral cancer may appear as white or red changes in the mouth that are sore or painless. As with other cancers, early diagnosis is most important. To prevent oral cancer, avoid using tobacco and have regular oral screening exams.
need senior citizen dental care in miramar, FL?
Our team has the experience required to properly handle your necessary treatments and procedures. Contact us to make an appointment.