Taking Care of Elderly Teeth

Like every part of your body, aging will have an impact on your teeth and gums. The care you take of your mouth at all stages of life can help prevent some problems, but even with proper dental hygiene and teeth cleaning, it may be impossible to avoid all potential issues.

Common dental problems faced by seniors include:
• Dry mouth
• Darkened teeth
• Root decay
• Gum disease
• Tooth loss

The experienced Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics offer personalized care for teeth and gums at every age. During your regularly scheduled appointments, we will focus on the issues you are facing and provide you with customized treatments to address your specific concerns.

Caring for Your Teeth

The best way to care for elderly teeth is through a strong and consistent oral hygiene routine. This should include:
• Brushing your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste after every meal
• Flossing at least once a day
• Visiting our office every six months for thorough cleanings and examinations

Your biannual visits allow our dentists to detect potential problems early on. When detected early enough, a conservative approach can often be used to address oral health issues, allowing you to preserve your smile no matter what your age may be.

If you are a senior citizen living in or around Pittsburgh, Allison Park, or Oakland, Pennsylvania, please contact Dentonics to speak with one of our dentists and learn more about protecting your smile today.

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