Preventative dentistry has worked so well that we now routinely see people in their 80’s and 90’s with many teeth, if not, a full complement of them. They have had the advantage of good dental care and thankfully, at this time, can chew their food well and enjoy a lifetime of comfortable eating and smiling.
And this is good news as more of us live longer lives. But these golden years can also bring new dental realities and challenges. The habits we had as a child, the treatments we have had in the past, and just aging itself, all combine to change our teeth and mouth. Some older patients have full dentures, or even no teeth at all. But taking care of their mouths is no less important.
At Smiles Nambour we treat patients of every age, but with respect to the differences that the decades can make to dental health. If you are senior, or love a senior, we’d love to see them in our office!