What are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

seniors oral health

As you get older, your dental health needs change and seniors are more likely to develop common dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. These problems can make it difficult to eat comfortably or to socialise without being embarrassed about your smile.

Good oral care can help to manage or prevent these issues, allowing older people to enjoy teeth that function properly, and which still look good. When you visit us, we can provide a custom preventative dental plan to restore and maintain optimal oral health.

Tooth Decay

Regularly seeing our dentist allows us to check your teeth for any small cavities and promptly treat them. We can also offer advice on how to improve or maintain a good oral care routine at home.

Gum Disease

This is a very common disease that can cause tooth loss, and which may even negatively affect general health. We can check your gums’ condition during your regular visits, as early gum disease is entirely reversible. Often, we can treat this condition by cleaning your teeth professionally and by helping you improve your brushing and flossing routine.

Missing Teeth

Teeth are designed to work together, so even losing just one tooth can affect your dental health. If you re missing teeth or have failing teeth, we can discuss the most suitable way to replace them.