No one likes the idea of growing older, especially with the changes in health that occur. Just as you must care for your overall health with advanced age, you also must take care of your teeth and gums to maintain good oral health. Untreated gum disease has been linked to heightened risk for heart disease. This is just one example of why it is so important to care for your teeth and gums.
It is important to brush and floss our teeth and to go to the dentist regularly for cleanings and check ups. We understand that with advanced age these routine tasks may become more difficult. Arthritis and other conditions can make it very painful to floss your teeth. Mobility and transportation issues may also make it more difficult for you to make it to regular dental appointments. If you are experiencing either of these issues, please let our office know so that we can help.
If you’re having difficulty even brushing your teeth on a daily basis due to limited mobility or arthritis, consider using an electric toothbrush. Use of devices such as Water Piks may also help you achieve a more thorough cleaning.
Contact our office today for more information or assistance in caring for your smile as you age.