Our dental needs change as we age. Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but we sometimes do damage with our eating and cleaning habits. For seniors, various dental appliances can help supplement the smile and preserve remaining natural teeth.
Regular dental visits are vital as we age, as oral health is linked to overall wellness in terms of heart disease, vascular function, and other wellness measures. And even with dentures and no natural teeth to protect, dental visits are vital to ensure proper fit as the underlying bone and gums shift. For dental implants, regular dental care cleans between implanted teeth and protects against periodontal disease.
For patients of any age, dental care is essential. If you have questions, contact Dr. Brazdo, your Melbourne, FL dentist today!