Caring For Your Teeth As You Age
Your teeth can last a lifetime with proper care and regular dental checkups. No matter what your age, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy by seeing Dr. Khetarpal regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
As a seasoned adult, even if you brush and floss regularly, you may face certain issues in your later years when it comes to your oral health. Wearing dentures, taking medications and general health conditions are some of the issues many seniors face.
Luckily, Dr. Khetarpal can help you meet most of these challenges successfully before they become major health issues.
How your teeth and gums respond to age depends on how well you've cared for them over the years. But even if you're meticulous about brushing and flossing, you may notice that your mouth feels drier and your gums have pulled back (receded). Your teeth may darken slightly and become more brittle and easier to break.
Most adults can keep their natural teeth all of their lives. But with less saliva to wash away bacteria, your teeth and gums become slightly more vulnerable to decay and infection. If you've lost most or all of your natural teeth, you might use dentures or dental implants as a replacement.
Some older adults experience dry mouth (xerostomia), which can lead to tooth decay and infection. Dry mouth can also make speaking, swallowing and tasting difficult. Oral cancer is more common among older adults. Dr. Khetarpal checks for oral cancer when you go for regular cleanings and checkups.
New Patients Are Always Welcome!
If you are searching for affordable cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of. We have two Cincinnati offices to serve you - in Colerain and in Western Hills.
Our office is currently accepting new patients. We take the hassle out of going to the dentist by filing insurance claims for you and by accepting all major credit cards. We also provide financing options with low monthly, interest-free payments. Click here to learn more about financing or to have your insurance questions answered..
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