Older Adults Have Different Dental Needs

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But sometimes life gets in the way.

Things like sugary foods, smoking, accidents, and even time can cause teeth to age faster than the rest of the body. As a result, older adults often face dental issues later in life that they may not have anticipated.

Fortunately, modern dentistry almost always has a solution. Now you can enjoy a bright, sunny smile even into your golden years thanks to the state of the art dental techniques available from McCosh Family Dentistry.

Senior Smiles

Tooth enamel is hard, but it isn’t indestructible. And permanent teeth aren’t permanent. While teeth can often last for 60, 70, or even 80 years or longer, eventually time will take its toll.

Older adults often experience things like cracked teeth, stained teeth, or even diseased teeth or gums. While these things are inconvenient, they don’t necessarily have to stop you from enjoying a rich, full life. Any or all of these things usually can be fixed with modern dental techniques.

Seniors sometimes have to take more precautions with their teeth than they did when they were younger. But having a full set of healthy, white teeth and a bright smile is worth it.

The Golden Age

Even if teeth can’t be fixed, there are still solutions available to older adults. Things like caps, crowns, bridges, and even dentures can still give you the kind of bright, sunny smile that you enjoyed when you were a teenager.

While teeth can last a long, long time, they require a lifetime of care and maintenance. Your golden years don’t have to take away your sunny smile. While older adults may require a different type of dental care, they can still enjoy the benefits of modern dentistry and have a full set of functional teeth for many years to come.