Taking care of your teeth is important at any age, but especially after 60. Over the course of the years, your body will naturally begin to wear down. This can, at times, make it hard to keep healthy, sometimes pushing dental health priorities to the backburner. The best way to prevent this is to maintain a healthy diet, lifestyle, regular dental checkups, and good general health. However, we understand that it can be hard to keep up with sometimes, so we offer a number of cosmetic dental services to help restore any lost brilliance in your smile.
While just aging naturally will not have a negative effect on your oral health, certain medical conditions can affect your ability to properly care for your teeth. Many unexpected changes may occur throughout our lives that can damage your teeth and gums, such as diabetes. We take care to understand any potential health problems that may be impairing the oral health of our senior patients. Even if you keep up with regular brushing, flossing, cleanings, and checkups, you may still encounter some issues due to medications and general health conditions that seniors face.
Thankfully, you and your dentist can discuss preventative measures that you can take to preserve the strength of your teeth and bones. At Beaufils Dental, we offer our patients complete health dentistry, which means that we take into consideration all aspects of your health – including your joints, muscles, and organs – to understand the causes of any oral conditions and how they can best be treated. For patients who have lost teeth over the years, we also offer a variety of implant solutions to suit your unique needs.
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Understanding Common Symptoms
Most adults over 60 may face some general oral problems at some point in their life. These are some of the common issues:
Dr. Beaufils prides himself on offering all-inclusive dental services to patients of all ages. We strive to teach every member of the family proper dental health care skills to combat gum disease. Patients who require expert dental care can rely on our dedicated staff to help them explore their options. Contact our Cooper City office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Beaufils!