In our previous blog, we talked about the dental concerns that are more commonly associated with children. When you are selecting a family dentist to see every member of your family, it’s important to know that the dentist has the ability to treat every member of your family effectively!
We have that ability at Edgewood Dental Care. In fact, we are one of the top offices in the area for that very reason. We don’t refer our patients out for their procedures because we have collected the most talented team in the area. Our staff can handle just about anything your mouth can throw our way!
In our last blog, we focused on kids and teens. It’s important that the young members of your family have a dental office that encourages them to care for their teeth so that they build lifelong dental hygiene skills. This is the best way to make sure your child has a happy, healthy smile that will last for the rest of their life!
Today, we want to focus on maintaining those healthy teeth throughout adulthood so that you can keep your natural teeth until the end of your life. That’s our goal for adults: keep those natural teeth and keep your ability to chew!
Adult smiles are different from kids. You are concerned about different things and are up against different foes. You have probably already taken care of orthodontic care, and now you are looking to maintain your teeth for the long haul. Below are some common concerns we help adults deal with each and every day!
Cosmetic Interests – Adults really seem to pick up cosmetic dentistry interests during their midlife. Things like whitening aren’t necessary until then. Also, many adults can’t afford cosmetic dentistry until this point in life. It’s a fun time to finally be able to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Minor Restorations – This is also a time in life when teeth begin to show signs of age. Minor restorations are often needed around midlife to keep your teeth functioning and healthy. You might see the need for a crown or even an implant here or there.
Orthodontics for Adults – We do see cases where adults need braces, but not for cosmetic reasons. Alignment issues can lead to pain and discomfort in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) which can be cared for with braces.
You’ve seen how we can care for the youngest members of your family, now let’s see how we can care for the eldest! Seniors require a special form of dentistry that is focused on keeping them healthy! Seniors need teeth that function, which means teeth that stay secure and stable and are able to chew nutritious foods, like fresh vegetables. Let’s take a look at what we do at Edgewood.
Cavity Prevention – Believe it or not, seniors are often at a heightened risk of cavities, just like kids. Prescription medications are to blame. These meds often cause dry mouth symptoms, which lead to more decay. We can use fluoride varnish and dental sealants to protect senior teeth.
Dentures – Sometimes dentures are the best option for seniors looking to replace all of their missing teeth. This is rarely the best scenario. We can take those dentures and make them more stable with dental implants so that the dentures are still able to function as well as they should.
Dental Implants – Dental implants are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth. Our patients love this solution because the implants are permanent. Implant wearers never have to worry about replacing their restorations because they are made to last a lifetime!
Serving Your Entire Family from One Place!
We hope that this two-part series has given you a good idea of the broad range of treatment options and plans we have at our fingertips here at Edgewood Dental Care. We are willing and able to treat every member of your family. That’s something truly special! Contact our office today to set up an appointment for your entire family! We can often see you all at the same time!