Dentist For Seniors

Dentist For Seniors Fonthill & Welland ON

Tooth loss, gum disease, cavities, discoloured or sensitive teeth are just some of the dental problems seniors experience as they age. Regularly scheduled appointments with a dentist can help you improve both the oral and physical health as any dental problems can be treated early.


Dentist For Seniors Fonthill & Welland ON

Why Seniors are At Risk of Developing Oral Health and Dental Problems?

Dental problems can happen to anyone at any time. However, seniors are more likely to experience multiple dental problems following years of exposure to chemical and physical impacts, as well as changes to their lifestyle, directly related to age.

Some of the causes include:

  •     Taking multiple medications – dry mouth, which can cause gum disease and tooth decay, is a common side effect of taking certain types of medications. Many seniors are taking multiple medications which puts them at a higher risk of developing dry mouth.
  •     Reduction in enamel thickness– as you age the protective layer of your tooth, the enamel, becomes thinner and dentin, a layer of the teeth that is directly under the enamel, starts to change. When this happens your teeth become more sensitive and may appear stained.
  •     Health problems – many health issues, such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease can cause dental problems
  •     Difficulty brushing and flossing – seniors who suffer from arthritis or other health problems which limit mobility may have difficulty properly brushing or flossing their teeth

Dental Services for Seniors can Help Improve Your Oral Health

Dental services for seniors are uniquely designed to help you improve your oral health. Some of the unique services offered by our senior dental care team in Fonthill, ON include:

Whether you require immediate dental care or you want to continue to maintain good oral health, our dentist for seniors can help. Call our Fonthill office today schedule an appointment or to learn more about our dental services for seniors.