Dental care is important at any age, but good oral care is especially important for older adults and seniors. Applebay Family Dental’s very own Dr. Manjit Shah is the dentist for seniors Niagara Falls residents can rely on. Regular checkups are essential for healthy teeth and gums. During dental checks, our dentists look for signs and symptoms of dental problems that commonly affect older adults.
Oral health and hygiene are linked with overall health; poor oral health is associated with many age-related health concerns. People with gum disease are two to three times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke. In the same way, health problems can increase the risk of dental health issues. For example, high levels of blood sugar associated with diabetes can lead to gum infections and periodontal disease.
Furthermore, seniors tend to have more missing teeth which can negatively affect their smile and their ability to eat and speak properly. The most common solution for missing teeth, dentures, carry a risk of additional dental problems. Ill-fitting dentures can slip and slide resulting in the formation of ulcers but most importantly making it difficult to enjoy a variety of foods required to maintain a healthy diet.
Our team of dentists here at Applebay Family Dental provides a variety of services aimed to retain the longevity of preset teeth and restore the functionality of a good bite and beautiful smile where the teeth are missing.
Amongst services such as dentures, bridges, root canal therapy and periodontal treatment, we also offer dental implants that can stabilize dentures, preventing them from moving around as a person talks, chews and smiles. Dental implants involve the placement of sturdy metal posts into the jaw that will create the anchor for dentures, just as they would for a crown in case of a missing single tooth.
Applebay Family Dental provides high quality, dedicated and professional elderly dental care Niagara Falls residents may not be able to find anywhere else. For more information about our Dentist For Senior Citizens Niagara Falls residents trust, contact Applebay Family Dental.