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Specialty Dental Care for Seniors in Nashua

Posted on: June 19th, 2024 | Posted by | Posted in Senior Dentistry

As we age, new challenges to oral health arise making regular visits to the dentist increasingly important. At our dental office in Nashua, we understand the unique dental needs of seniors and are dedicated to providing specialized care to ensure your smile stays healthy and bright and shining throughout your golden years.

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The Importance of Dental Care for Seniors

Dental care is essential for overall health, especially for seniors. As we age, we may face a range of oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, dry mouth, and tooth loss. In fact the CDC finds that over 65% of retirement age adults have periodontitis (gum disease) and 19% of seniors had lost all their teeth.

These conditions can affect not only your oral health but also your general well-being, making regular visits for dental cleanings critical for keeping gum disease at bay and helping you keep your teeth.

Specialized Care for Senior Dental Health

Our dental office is equipped with advanced technology and staffed by experienced professionals who are committed to providing the best care for seniors. Here are some of the services we offer:

  1. Comprehensive Dental Exams: Regular check-ups are vital for detecting and treating dental issues early. Our comprehensive exams include screenings for oral cancer, gum disease, and other age-related conditions.
  2. Periodontal Care: Our in-house periodontist specializes in the treatment of gum disease, a common issue among seniors. From deep cleanings to more advanced treatments, we ensure your gums remain healthy and strong.
  3. Restorative Dentistry: We offer a range of restorative treatments, including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Our goal is to restore function and aesthetics, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence.
  4. Dry Mouth Solutions: Dry mouth is a common problem for seniors, often caused by medications or health conditions. We provide treatments and recommendations to manage dry mouth and protect your teeth and gums from its effects.
  5. Oral Cancer Screenings: Early detection of oral cancer can be life-saving. Our thorough screenings during routine exams help identify any suspicious changes in your oral tissues.
  6. Comfortable and Compassionate Care: We understand that dental visits can be daunting, especially if it’s been a while since your last appointment. Our team is dedicated to creating a comfortable and stress-free environment, ensuring your visits are pleasant and reassuring.

Tips for Maintaining Oral Health as You Age

Here are some tips to help you maintain good oral health in your senior years:

  • Brush and Floss Daily: Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are fundamental practices for preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to combat dry mouth and keep your oral tissues hydrated.
  • Use Fluoride: Fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents decay. Use fluoride toothpaste and consider a fluoride rinse if recommended by your dentist.
  • Eat a Balanced Diet: A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products supports overall health and provides essential nutrients for strong teeth and gums.
  • Avoid Tobacco: Smoking and other tobacco products increase the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your oral and overall health.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment Today

We invite you to schedule an appointment and experience the difference of senior-focused dental care. Our friendly team is here to answer any questions you may have and to provide the exceptional care you deserve.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please call us at. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

603.880.5151

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