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Healthy Smile Timeline: Ages 60+

Family Dentist East Point GA 30344 | Healthy Smile Timeline: Age 60+

Welcome to the fourth and final chapter in our "Healthy Smile Timeline" series. Let's talk about a few special concerns that may crop up once your smile is a litte more seasoned. We will also cover some cosmetic options which you may want to consider. If YOU don't fall into this particular age category, perhaps you care for someone who does. Be sure to share this post with friends and/or loved ones who could benefit from these ideas.

Family Dentist East Point GA 30344 | Healthy Smile Timeline: Age 60+

Today, Modern Dentistry Helps People Keep Their Smiles For Life!

During generations past, lost teeth were considered an inevitable consequence of aging. Now we know how to better care for our smiles as we age. With modern advances, you can have a comfortable, healthy smile for life!

Must Do's, Ages 60+:

  • For the most part, losing your teeth during your golden years has little to do with getting old and almost everything to do with gum disease. Gum disease is common as we age because our immune systems can't fight off inflammation as easily. Regular check-ups and cleanings greatly help protect you from this problem.
  • Many medications precipitate dry mouth, a side effect which can hurt your oral health. Keep us up to date on your medications and any medical issues you're having.

Should Do's, Ages 60+:

  • Today's dental implants look, feel, and function life natural teeth! If you're missing one or more teeth, advanced restorative implants may be the solution.
  • If limited mobility is impairing your home care routine, ask us about special tools that can help. We might recommend an electric toothbrush, or even little tweaks to your usual tools such as extending your toothbrush, or attaching a little ball to the bottom to make it easier to grip.
  • Boost YOUR self confidence! A recent study indicates that nearly 90% of dental implant patients who previously wore dentures say confidence is up, and the procedure is worth repeating.

Could Do's, Ages 60+:

  • When it comes to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, it isn't complianced and there's often very little discomfort. More and more seasoned citizens are keeping their teeth AND beautifying their smiles with cosmetic veneers. You can too!

Be An Example of Great Oral Health

You're part of an amazing new generation of people proving that we can all keep great oral health well into our golden years! While our ancestors were subsisting on soup by age 50, we'll still be eating all our favorite crunchy foods for as long as we want. Show everyone what it means to have a lifetime of great dental health!

Let us know if you have any questions regarding the tips and recommendations above. Our dental team is always here to help you and your family! Thank you for reading and sharing this series! We love working with our fantastic patients like you!

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At BLUSH Dental Studio — the dental practice of East Point dentist Dr. Kisha Carter, we believe that having a healthy and beautiful smile helps you live a better life. As a result, we offer you and your family a unique dental experience by providing modern, compassionate and affordable comprehensive dental care. Contact us today or request a convenient appointment online. We look forward to welcoming you to BLUSH Dental Studio and helping you achieve your optimal smile and oral health.

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