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Dentistry and the Older Adult

Dental Problems that Come with Age

With people living longer, we, as dentists, recognize that the dental profession must shoulder a new responsibility for enduring dental care.

We all hope we’ll live to a ripe old age. At the same time, we want to enjoy the rest of our years and live a quality life. As people age, they become more prone to certain chronic conditions. Old adults may encounter root decay, erosion of the root surfaces, fracturing of fillings and brittle teeth, or gum infection. People with dentures or partials may find that their bony ridges will continue to recede.

What can be done?

Now may be the best time to change old fillings, refit dentures, or just have that check-up. So don’t wait any longer, as your dentist, our responsibility is to look after you now and in the future!

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