As you age, your teeth, gums, and mouth will age with you, and your dental needs and concerns may change. Dr. Brackett offers senior dentistry to help you maintain a healthy mouth and smile during the later stages of your life.
The physical changes in your mouth that occur as you age can put your teeth at greater risk for developing tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other problems. Your teeth and smile may also deteriorate gradually due to the effect of decades of daily “wear and tear” on your teeth and oral structures.
Some of the common dental problems seniors face include:
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
- Damaged and missing teeth
- Systemic conditions that affect your dental health (such as diabetes, heart disease, or other conditions)
- Discolored teeth
- Periodontal disease
When you visit our office, our staff will perform a complete exam of your mouth. This includes checking your bite, joints, teeth, gums, and other soft tissues. If you have replacement teeth, such as dentures, we will also examine your appliance to make sure that it fits and functions properly. If needed, we may recommend adjustments or repairs to the appliance to ensure that it continues to meet your needs.
If you are a senior, we want you to enjoy a healthy smile as you age, and will do everything we can to help you maintain good oral health.
Please call us if you are interested in learning more about senior dentistry, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Brackett.