Geriatric Dentistry

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 19:00

Turning aged smiles into youthful, healthy smiles in the Alexandria, Virginia community.

It’s impossible to stop the clock, but most people want to fight the effects of aging as long as possible, so that they can enjoy the highest quality of life.

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As the years pass, you will definitely be aware of certain changes in your health and abilities. Your smile is no exception.

How does aging affect your teeth?

What to Expect with dental health as you age

Some changes and complications associated with an aging smile include:

  • Yellowing or darkening enamel
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased risk of gum disease
  • Worn dental restorations

Other health complications will also affect your oral health. Diabetes reduces your body’s ability to fight infection and arthritis can affect your ability to take care of your teeth.

Can You Do Anything to Improve Your Smile?

Yes! During retirement is a great time to adapt to changes by setting new smile goals.

It’s worth it to maintain your smile. A healthy and strong set of teeth even boosts your nutrition.

Smiles don’t have to age! Keep a youthful-looking glow with a healthy smile that will last for years to come, through:

  • Caring for your gum health
  • Fluoride and sensitivity treatments
  • Saliva substitutes
  • Teeth whitening
  • Comfortable tooth replacements like dentures and implants
  • Regular dental cleanings and checkups

When you care for your teeth and gums, you’ll be able to smile with confidence, eat comfortably, and have one less thing to worry about.

U Shine Dental is dedicated to keeping your smile in top shape. Need extra care or repairs? Want to talk replacements for missing teeth? Visit U Shine Dental in Alexandria to learn more.