Keeping the Aging Mouth Healthy

Keeping the Aging Mouth Healthy

As the years go by, natural changes in the mouth and overall health increase the risk of developing dental problems. We, at Dental Care of North Carolina, offer quality preventive and restorative services aimed at keeping the aging mouth healthy and functional. We are all about ensuring our valued patients enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles.

Oral Health Concerns of Patients 55+

Older adults are often at risk of developing decay and cavities on the teeth and root surfaces, especially if the gums have receded. Many also develop gum disease, which, if not treated, can progress and destroy the bone and tissues supporting the teeth, ultimately leading to tooth loss.

Gum recession and tooth wear over time can lead to sensitivity to temperature extremes. Many older adults also experience dry mouth, which is often triggered by medical conditions and the use of certain medications. If not treated, dry mouth can lead to tooth or root decay, potentially leading to tooth loss.

Preventive Care for Healthy Smiles

During your routine dental visits, we will ask you about your medical history, any changes in your mouth, and any concerns. We will conduct a thorough exam of your gums, teeth, soft tissues, and any existing dental work to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. We will prepare a personalized treatment plan addressing any immediate needs and recommended preventive measures.

During your visit, you’ll have your teeth cleaned by our dental hygienist. Routine dental cleanings are vital components of preventive dentistry aimed at keeping your mouth healthy and free of disease.

When Should You Contact Our Office?

If you notice any changes in your mouth, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment right away. You should always contact us if you have tooth pain, red or swollen gums, mouth sores, white or red patches in your mouth, dry mouth, bad breath, loose teeth, or uncomfortable dentures. Addressing any condition early on will ensure the best possible treatment outcomes.

Quality Senior Dentistry in Morrisville and Greensboro

Visit Dental Care of North Carolina to learn more about our preventive care designed to keep the aging mouth healthy. We are here to support your oral health every step of the way. Call us and schedule your appointment today!