Friday, 25 September 2015

Dental Care for Seniors

How We Care for our Seniors
As we age, our bodies change and have different needs from when we were younger. The same is true for our teeth and gums. We pay special attention to problems seniors often face.

Fillings will often loosen over time and need to be replaced before decay sets in. There are certain medications a patient may be taking that reduce the necessary flow of saliva through the mouth. Consumption of certain foods and drink over the years may have stained teeth, so they are no longer white and detract from the appearance of your smile. Gum infection is the number one problem we watch for in seniors. 

With regular check-ups and your continued daily dental care and good nutrition, most problems can be prevented or taken care of before they become big problems. If ever your gums start to bleed during brushing or flossing, please contact us immediately. This is generally an early sign of gum disease.

Dr. Rick Kava's Sioux City Dental 
2930 Hamilton Blvd., Upper F Suite 101 
Sioux City, IA 51104 
(712) 258-6169

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