Are you the proud owner of a senior smile? Do you feel fairly decent about your current oral health and your knowledge as it applies to your daily and long-term care? Or, is there part of you that wonders if perhaps you’re overlooking some important details that you may wish you’d known to consider? Fortunately, if you’re caring for your grin as we’ve always suggested, you’ll be in wonderful shape. As for some helpful reminders that are easy to forget about along the way, we’ve got them!
You Can Still Develop Gum Disease
You might assume that since you’ve never had gum disease and you’re well into your senior years, the chance of it ever happening is pretty much nonexistent. We understand that a good long run of oral health can cause you to feel a bit immune to certain problems but remember that you still have organic tissues in that mouth of yours. Care should remain consistent for the rest of your life, so you don’t experience new problems.
Artificial Teeth Still Require Care
Is your smile composed solely of artificial material? A lot of it? Maybe you’ve got a lot of crowns, a lot of dental implants, or full dentures. Whatever you’ve got replacing missing teeth or tissue, it’s important you remember artificial tissue requires care just like your natural tissues do. Though they will not degrade like natural tissue, bacteria can cling to them. As natural tissues are exposed to high bacteria counts over time, issues like gum disease will eventually crop up, threatening your oral health.
Sensitivity Doesn’t Just “Come With Age”
You might think that teeth become weak and sensitive with age. Some amount of wear and tear is natural but teeth can remain healthy and strong forever! Don’t chalk sensitivity up to age. Instead, visit us to make sure your oral health is A-OK.
Gain Further Oral Health Care Information During Checkups
Come in for your six-month checkups and walk away with new, valuable information about caring for your smile. Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities.