Today, we aren’t talking about dental care through history, but rather dental care through different stages of human life, from infancy to seniority. It’s vital that patients get the care they need at any age, and here at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC, we enjoy watching our patients restore or refresh their smiles with us. Take a look below for some at-home tips on how you can care for your own smile, as well as those in your family.
It’s important to start dental care early in life for babies and children. For infants, rub their gums with a damp cloth to keep their mouths clean. Once a tooth emerges, use a dab of toothpaste to clean it; once multiple teeth emerge, floss any teeth that are touching, but do so lightly.
As children age, start instilling good dental habits like frequent brushing and flossing. You can turn brushing into a game, and treat dental visits in a friendly manner. Let your children see that dental visits can be fun, learning experiences.
As you enter your teenage and adulthood years, it’s important to remain vigilant with your brushing and flossing techniques. Visit your dentist every six months, and keep an eye out for early signs of gum disease or tooth decay. The common misconception is that children are more susceptible to cavities, but in reality it can affect anyone at any age.
As an adult, you are also more eligible for cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and even dental implants with Dr. Abron.
For senior citizens, it’s at this point in your life that dental care may become a little more challenging. If manual brushing is becoming difficult, consider using an electric toothbrush instead to make maneuverability easier. For those afflicted with sensitive gums or teeth, consider switching to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste.
It’s also quite common for senior patients to be taking medications, and a side effect of these can be dry mouth. Dry mouth means that saliva ducts are dried and not providing the necessary amount of saliva to wash away bacteria. This causes your mouth to become a breeding-ground for potentially harmful bacteria that could lead to cavities, gum disease, and more. Speaking of medicines, if you’re experiencing changes in your body, such as diabetes, be sure to let your dentist know during your appointments. Research shows that some symptoms of bodily health changes actually appear in the mouth, so give your dentist a heads up if you’re experiencing changes in your body.
As you get older, sometimes simple aging is the reason for why teeth loosen or fall out. Other times, it’s due to oral diseases or blunt impacts to the face. Regardless of how you lost a tooth, we can help restore your smile with dental implants, thanks to the skills and expertise of Dr. Armin Abron.
While it’s not advised that children get implants, due to their age, adults and seniors can be eligible for this unique dental device. Dental implants come in all shapes and sizes as well. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or many, we can construct a dental implant that fits your needs, from individual replacements to full arch replacements.
If this sounds like a treatment you’d be interested in, give us a call at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC. Learn more about how you can consult with Dr. Abron and uncover your candidacy for implants.
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