Proper care for one’s oral health during the early years of life will certainly result to healthy smiles during the later years. However, here at our Denville dental practice, this is not the case for some of our senior clients.
As one gets older, one’s dental needs become more specialized. By and large, seniors should watch out for the common oral health problems among the elderly:
Oral cancer – Get in touch with us right away if your notice 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. A complete head and neck exam will be done to screen you further for signs of oral cancer.
Gum disease brought about by an existing condition such as diabetes or poor oral hygiene
Dry mouth as an adverse effect of medications taken by seniors for other disease conditions
Difficulty brushing and flossing due to limited mobility. Aids me be provided for seniors having difficulties with their oral hygiene.
Tooth loss as a result of dental cavities.
A Dental Team Dedicated to Help Seniors Improve Oral Health
Are you a senior looking for a dental team who knows your specific oral health concerns? 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!