Dentistry for Seniors

Good Oral Hygiene

Today, more and more people still have their teeth into their senior years. In the western world, having a set of complete dentures is no longer a sign of distinction. Instead, people are living longer with fewer dental issues. There is very good possibility that with great oral care at home and regular professional dental therapy you, too, can keep all of your remaining teeth for the rest of your life.

With good oral health comes the added benefit of decreased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even stroke. Unfortunately, as we age, our saliva tends to dry up. Saliva acts to protect our teeth from bacteria and the acids they produce, so ensuring that you brush, floss, rubber tip, and rinse at least two or three times each day is critical.