As part of our commitment to provide healthy and lifelong smiles to our valued patients here at our Denville dental practice, this fifth installment of the Healthy Smiles for Life series will tackle oral health concerns for middle-aged adults, individuals who are around 40 to 60 years old.
Below is a quick list of oral health concerns that should middle-aged adults should pay special attention to:
Tooth loss is one of the primary concerns during middle age. The need to explore tooth replacement options is a must as tooth loss could further result to jaw bone loss and low self-confidence. Bridges, dentures, and dental implants are the most common tooth replacement options today.
Measures should be made to prevent gum disease which could have exhibited its early signs during young adulthood. Talk to us if you noticed persistent swelling and bleeding of the gums.
If you have existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and dementia, it may be best to get in touch with your dentist regularly as this conditions has been shown to result to oral health problems such as gum disease and dry mouth syndrome.
Middle aged adults are also advised to look out for signs and symptoms of throat cancer such as sores that do not easily heal, roughened or crusted areas, pain or tenderness, numbness, and a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
Optimum Oral Health™at Diamond Spring Dental
Our dental team here at our Denville dental practice focuses on preventative care. You’ll select a family dentist who will provide a personalized preventive care program to ensure Optimum Oral Health™ and keep you and your family looking good!
Get in touch with us today by calling us at 973.542.2742or by filling out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!