Dental Practice for Senior Citizens
Serving Patients in Vancouver WA
Dentistry for seniors requires experience. At Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, our compassionate staff is ready to serve the unique needs of patients over the age of 50. Whether you have been able to preserve your natural teeth or you are in need of major dental work, your needs will always be met with kindness and patience. If you or someone you know can benefit from our senior dentistry services, contact us today!
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Common Geriatric Dental Issues
Many people believe that losing your teeth is a natural part of the aging process, but that’s not necessarily the case! With proper daily oral hygiene, and adjustments as you get older, it is absolutely possible to continue to keep your teeth. Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry is committed to guiding our patients in every phase of life, and we understand the adjustments needed with advanced years. There are biological changes that can necessitate new or modified oral hygiene methods, and we can recommend those to you.
For example, saliva production can decrease with age. Combined with the use of prescription drugs that can also limit saliva production, you may find your mouth is drier than is comfortable. A significant decrease in saliva production can make it uncomfortable to brush your teeth. You may also have other health conditions that make brushing challenging. As a result, the hygiene habits that were easy a couple of years ago, may not be so easy now. But you have options!
During your visit with us, after a thorough exam and consultation, we’ll recommend new ways of preserving your oral health. We can help you maintain good dental health that adjusts to your specific needs. These may include taking a supplement to assist with saliva production, changing your diet, or using a different toothbrush and flossing system. Many of our patients over the age of 50 find that using an electric toothbrush is easier than traditional toothbrushes. With age-appropriate oral hygiene, seniors can keep their natural teeth for life!
Senior Dentistry Services
Seniors have some common dental issues and the most frequent dental therapy services include:
- Dental Exams, Cleanings & Checkups
- Denture Repair
- Denture Replacement
- Dental Implants
- Root Canals
- Tooth Extraction
- Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment
Whatever your dental health situation may be, Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry is happy to create a dental health plan customized to your specific needs. You will always receive caring service from dental professionals who are passionate about helping you achieve and maintain a bright and healthy smile.
Dental technology has come a long way with seniors now keeping and enjoying their teeth for longer than ever. Just because you are getting older, it doesn’t mean that you should not enjoy all the functionality of the set of teeth you once enjoyed during your younger years. Getting older does not mean you need to sacrifice eating your favorite foods, and it surely does not mean you should deal with pain or speech difficulties. Dental issues for seniors can result in diminished social interaction and self-esteem. Don’t let senior dental problems frustrate you, come into Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry instead. A compassionate dental professional is available now to help you reach your optimal oral health!Back to General Dentistry