Senior Care - OUR TOP SENIOR CARE SERVICES by Dr. Kathryn Jones
03/16/2018Whether you’re 19 or 99 years old, dental care is key. For senior citizens (65 and over), it’s especially important to keep a keen eye on your oral health. Did you know that the state of your oral health can predict other illnesses that affect more than just your smile?
Poor oral health can have a negative effect on your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. So let’s strive for a healthy mouth!
As a senior, what should you do to protect your oral health and keep your gums and teeth healthy and happy? Keep brushing two times a day for 2 minutes! Keep flossing! Stay hydrated. Limit soft drinks. Visit your dentist twice a year!
OUR TOP SENIOR CARE SERVICES
Preventative Dental Care: Comprehensive oral exams, oral cancer exams, x-rays, CT scans, and cleanings.
Crowns: Crowns are usually completed during a 2 hour appointment in the office. You leave the same day with your crown completed and no messy impressions! We proudly use the finest materials available for milling your crown right in our office.
Implants: Dental implants are replacements for the tooth roots. Implants provide a foundation for permanent or replacement teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth, and we place these implants in our office. Dental implants are an excellent solution for securing a loose denture or partial.
Dentures and Partials: Replacing missing teeth with removable dentures is still sometimes the best option. We use the highest quality and most natural looking materials to create comfortable and beautiful full and partial dentures. Same day repair services are also available in most cases.
Making you comfortable: We use a buffered anesthetic so that your numbing is less painful, and we can also reverse the numbness after your dental work is completed - all at no extra charge!
Sedation Dentistry: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and prescription sedation medications are available to help lessen your anxiety about going to the dentist - again, no extra charge!
Sleep Apnea: Is your CPAP not working for you or are you only wearing it for part of the night? We can custom fit you with a sleep apnea dental appliance - very beneficial and much more comfortable, mobile, and quiet.
Jaw Pain: Both doctors have had extensive training in helping patients with TMJ disorders. You don’t have to suffer from popping, sore, tired or aching jaws and joints anymore.
Dry Mouth: Common medications can cause dry mouth which can drastically increase tooth decay. Boosting saliva production is the best remedy. It is also critical to reduce sugar and increase your oral hygiene habits. If you have dry mouth, it is important to be seen by your dentists regularly.
We also have Ice Chips™ for sale in our office - an all-natural, xylitol-based sugar free candy that helps promote saliva production.
To book your appointment, you can call us today at 765.455.4270. We can’t wait to meet you!