Elk Grove Smile Center

Treating Elderly Patients

December 21, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Vishal Advani
Dental care for the Elderly | Elk Grove Smile Center

Our most senior patients require special care since your oral health can change as you age. For family dentistry in Elk Grove Village that serves patients of all ages, contact Elk Grove Smile Center today! We currently welcome new patients of all life stages.

Treating elderly patients requires a personalized touch. Oral health can decline with age due to bone loss, loss of dexterity, medication use, and medical conditions. Sometimes it can also be difficult for elderly patients to get to and from their dental appointments.

Our Elk Grove Village IL Office Can Help

We provide customized treatment that supports a healthy smile. Part of being healthy is being able to eat a healthy and varying diet to ensure that the rest of your body gets the fuel it needs. That is why healthy, comfortable teeth are so important when it comes to treating older patients.

Regular dental exams, hygiene appointments, and routine x-rays allow us to stay informed about the health of your teeth and gums. When you report changes in your medical history, we can monitor your health more closely and determine if there is an impact on your teeth. Working together is essential to maintaining a comfortable and healthy smile.

If you suffer from dry mouth or dexterity issues, our dental hygienists have suggestions that will make taking care of your teeth easier. Certain rinses and even electric toothbrushes can help prevent problems with periodontal (gum) disease.

Researchers have linked gum disease with other conditions like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease, making it more important than ever to keep your teeth and gums healthy in your later years.

We know that our senior patients lead more active lives than ever before, so if you are interested in ways to improve the appearance of your smile with restorative dentistry, we can help with that, too. Everyone needs a smile they feel proud of.

For family dentistry in Elk Grove Village and to meet with a dentist who truly values patients of all ages, give us a call!