Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Geriatric Dentistry - Dental Care For Older Adults

Oral health is an important factor in our daily life. Geriatric dentistry is the delivery of dental treatments to older adults, in order to resolve the problems associated with their dental health.
This includes diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases with the help of dental experts.

Although genetics play a role in the health of teeth, and accidents do happen, some people view their teeth as optional, removable appendages.  But patients who recognize the importance of a healthy mouth and teeth, and their role in good nutrition and overall health, can help to ensure their teeth last a lifetime.

Follow the tips to keep your teeth healthy
  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Visit your dentist once in a month and follow the proper care to your teeth.
  • Don’t ignore warning signs of tooth or gum problems, which can include odor, bleeding, on and off pain, and teeth that wobble or wiggle.
  • If you do loose a tooth, be sure to replace it with an dental implant procedure or dental bridge so other teeth don’t shift and create an unstable environment that can lead to poor bite, decay, breakage and malnutrition.
  • Follow the advice of your dentist about avoiding and correcting problems and caring for your vintage mouth and teeth.

By adopting healthy oral habits at home, making smart choices about diet and lifestyle, and seeking regular dental care, you can help your teeth last a lifetime. With regular dental visits and overall healthy habits you can take control of your oral health – whether you have your natural teeth, implants or wear dentures. 

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