As people get older their dental care needs change substantially as do their medical needs in general. It is not uncommon for the use of dental implant surgery to be used or even porcelain teeth veneers and dental bridge work.
The advances in the types of technology used in dentistry today are providing options for people to keep and maintain a healthy set of teeth well into later life. Dental care for the elderly tends to focus more on restoration rather than the prevention. Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry investigates…
The aging process does present its own set of problems when it comes to oral hygiene and dental care. As you get older you become more susceptible to oral disease. Common problems that come about are things like:
So what are the ways in which these conditions can be treated effectively for the elderly?
Regular dental examinations for the elderly are a must. This is mostly down to the fact that the more consistent and frequent the visits to the dentist are, the more chance there is of catching any infections or diseases before they spread or worsen. During an examination by your dental practitioner you will find that a thorough check-up will be carried out.
We always come back to the point about making your regular trips to the dentist. The importance of this must be constantly reiterated. People in the UK are particularly bad for following up on arranged appointments and check-ups. Just because you get older does not mean dental care should be neglected.
Here is a checklist for the elderly regarding an oral hygiene routine:
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