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Effective Dental Care For Seniors [BLOG]

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Optimizing your oral health can be a challenging endeavor as you grow older. That’s one reason why you will want to have a comprehensive dental office on your side. Obviously, that’s where we come in. At North Oaks Dental, we provide top-notch dental care for seniors. Keep reading to hear more about these services, and then give us a call at 248-712-1522 to request your next appointment.

Preventing And Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease impacts something like 50 percent of all Americans aged 30 and up. But, get this: that risk increases to 70 percent at the age of 65. Scary, right? It should give all of us pause because gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.

If this infection is not addressed early on, it will ravage the gums and the underlying bone, causing teeth to loosen up and fall out. Perhaps even more scary than that is the fact that gum disease has been linked to problems like diabetes and heart disease.

We’re helping prevent gum disease with our regular cleanings and exams. These really do go a long way toward keeping your mouth clean and your smile intact. But we’re also treating gum disease with a comfortable, and totally noninvasive laser.

In this way we can eradicate the infection without the need for stitches and scalpels. The laser lets us complete infection control safely and with less sensitivity compared with traditional gum surgery.

Improving Teeth

Who among us does not use their teeth day in and day out? Because of the wear and tear, especially as the years go on, it is more and more possible that they can become damaged or need to be replaced at some point.

Cosmetic imperfections, large pockets of decay, or recent root canal therapy, are all reasons why a tooth may need to be replaced. The simplest way to protect a tooth is with a dental crown. The crowns we build here are made from highly durable material that is also lifelike and long-lasting. Crowns can also be part of our dental bridges, which are often used to replace a single missing tooth or larger gaps in a smile.

Addressing Tooth Loss, Securing Dentures

The best bet for patients who have experienced tooth loss as an adult is dental implants. We love dental implants because they are sturdy, strong, and come close to providing the bite-power of your natural teeth.

Dental implants get anchored into your jawbone and can be used to replace single teeth, stabilize dentures, or place full arches of new permanent teeth.

Call Today For High-Quality Senior Dental Care

We make dental care for seniors easy and accessible. Our office is a participating provider with Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield traditional insurance plans. We also accept most other major insurance plans. Plus, we partner with several great financing programs to help keep your care in reach.

All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

 

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