DID YOU KNOW THAT LOSING YOUR TEETH during your seasoned citizen years rarely has anything to do with aging and usually has everything to do with gum disease?! Not only that, but gum disease has been found to be linked to diabetes, cancer, and heart problems?
We don’t want any of our patients to deal with unnecessary tooth loss and health problems. As average life spans increase, it has become more important to understand your aging smile. As with any age smile, there are things that should be taken care of, and watched carefully. Along with those things, there are some options to consider.
Things to Remember:
- As we get older, our receding gums can expose roots to cavities and decay. Don’t ever postpone your regular professional visits with Dr. Kevin and Jane Lilly.
- Some of the dental work in your mouth may be many decades old. Even if this dental work does not seem to be bothering you, it is greatly increasing the risk of decay setting in around the edges of old fillings or crowns. Check with our office to make sure you aren’t at risk.
Things to Consider:
- Today’s dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. If you’re missing teeth, advanced restorative implants can be the solution you need.
- Boost self confidence. A recent study indicates that nearly 90% of dental implant patients who previously wore dentures say confidence is up, and that the procedure was worth repeating.
- More and more “seasoned” citizens are keeping their teeth and beautifying their smiles with cosmetic veneers. The process is available for many of our patients, no matter the age.
Our team at Lilly Family Dentistry want to be sure that all of our patients are comfortable and well cared for at every age. If you have an elderly loved one who really should have a dental visit—but perhaps has been afraid, or doesn’t see the value—please let us know. We are very sensitive to those fears, and we can help you.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJfndo5xe70&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0]
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