Many of the diseases brought on by age can have a detrimental effect on dental health. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pneumonia are all linked to tooth decay and dental disease, and the risk of each increases as we grow older. For patients over 60 who have to cope with the effects of age, tooth loss can seem inevitable. But with good dental habits and regular dental care, your natural teeth can be preserved.

What you can do

Good dental hygiene becomes more important with every passing year. If you haven’t yet established good habits of daily, thorough brushing and flossing, you can start now. The more care and attention you pay to your dental hygiene routine, the more likely you will be able to prevent the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. Appropriate daily cleaning is the difference between empty gums and a mouth full of teeth.

What we can do

Family dentistry includes all members of the family, from children to seniors. At Clark Family Dental, we are familiar with the issues to watch for and can catch warning signs you may miss. Regular dental exams remain key to dental health throughout your life. We can also treat problems in their early stages and prevent them from leading to worse complications, applying fillings and crowns wherever needed to keep your teeth healthy. Don’t put off your regular dental visits; your teeth depend on it.

Coping with tooth loss

If the worst happens and you do lose teeth, we can help you to smile freely again with our quality restorative dentistry procedures, including providing dentures and dental implants.

It is never too late for treatment. Whether you are trying to preserve the teeth you have or replace the ones you’ve lost, Clark Family Dental will help you preserve your dental health against the effects of age.