A Smile to Last Through Time
Here at Pinecrest Dental, we are happy to care for patients of all ages because we know that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, no matter their age. Your oral and overall health are connected, and as you age, you may begin to face some unique dental issues. At our practice, Dr. Tyler Williams uses his skill to provide our senior patients with the dental care they need to maintain their smile.
Senior dental care, or professionally known as geriatric dentistry, focuses on treating the specific and unique dental needs that patients ages 65 and older typically face. Age can take a toll on our bodies, and we often find that we just are not able to do the same things that we used to. While our bodies go through significant changes with age, the teeth can actually remain strong and healthy, just as they were in your younger years!
Because aging can often limit our mobility or make it harder to do simple tasks, brushing and flossing your teeth can become more difficult. But that does not mean that your smile has to suffer! Dr. Tyler Williams and our team will work with you to understand your unique situation and offer suggestions as to how you can continue to care for your teeth at home. Some of these suggestions may include:
- Try using an electric or ergonomic-handled toothbrush to reduce the amount of movement required to clean your teeth, and to ensure that all your teeth get cleaned.
- Use one-use, dispensable flossers to avoid using your fingers and placing your hand in your mouth.
- Use a toothpaste dispenser to simplify your brushing routine.
While your teeth and mouth can absolutely remain healthy during your older years, getting older is often associated with losing teeth. Our dentist and team understand that this can happen, and if you do find that you have lost one or more teeth, we can help you find the right dental replacement to restore your smile. Some of our restorative services include dentures and dental implants.
If you or a loved one are facing dental challenges associated with aging, we invite you to contact our office at (801) 503.0035 and talk with Dr. Tyler Williams. Our geriatric dentistry in Murray, Utah, is designed to help our senior patients on a personal level, providing comfortable and effective dental care. We are here to keep our seniors smiling!