Underwood Dentist

Ageing male with a check up

As we age, maintaining oral health becomes even more crucial. Aging can bring about unique dental challenges, but with proper care and attention, you can keep your smile healthy and bright well into your later years.

At Dentist at Underwood, we understand the importance of specialised dental care for older adults and are here to provide guidance and support every step of the way.

Understanding Age-Related Dental Concerns

With age, the risk of certain dental issues increases. These can include dry mouth, root decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. These conditions are not just a matter of oral health; they can impact overall health and quality of life. Regular dental visits become more critical to identify and address these issues promptly.

Tips for Preserving Oral Health in Older Adulthood

Regular Dental Checkups: Regular visits to the dentist are vital. These checkups allow for early detection and treatment of potential problems. At Dentist at Underwood, we provide comprehensive exams tailored to the needs of older adults.

  • Effective Daily Oral Hygiene: Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily are key. For those with arthritis or other conditions that make brushing difficult, consider using an electric toothbrush or other aids.
  • Managing Dry Mouth: Often caused by medications, dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Staying hydrated, chewing sugar-free gum, and possibly using saliva substitutes can help. Our team can provide personalised recommendations based on the cause of your dry mouth.
  • Eating a Balanced Diet: A diet low in sugar and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains benefits oral health. Calcium and Vitamin D are particularly important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
  • Quitting Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. Quitting smoking, regardless of age, significantly improves oral and general health.
  • Caring for Dentures: For those with dentures, proper care is essential. This includes daily cleaning, regular dental check-ups, and ensuring a proper fit to avoid discomfort and oral sores.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: Regular screenings for oral cancer are critical, as the risk increases with age. At Dentist at Underwood, we conduct thorough screenings as part of our routine dental check-ups.

Why Choose Dentist at Underwood for Your Dental Needs?

  • Personalised Care: We understand that dental needs change with age. Our team provides personalised care, addressing specific concerns and conditions related to ageing.
  • Comprehensive Services: Whether it’s routine cleanings, denture care, or complex procedures, our clinic offers a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of older adults.
  • Experienced Professionals: Our dentists and hygienists are skilled in treating patients of all ages, particularly older adults. We stay updated on the latest in dental research and techniques to provide the best care possible.
  • Comfortable and Accessible Environment: We ensure that our clinic is comfortable and accessible for older adults, including those with mobility challenges.
  • Preventive Focus: Our approach emphasises prevention, helping older adults maintain their oral health and reduce the need for more complex treatments.
  • Collaborative Approach: We work closely with our patients and their caregivers to develop care plans that suit their needs, lifestyles, and medical histories.
  • Support and Education: Our team is dedicated to educating patients about maintaining oral health as they age, providing tips and resources for at-home care.

Aging brings changes, but it doesn’t have to compromise your oral health. With the right care and attention, you can maintain a healthy, functional smile throughout your golden years. At Dentist at Underwood, we’re committed to providing the specialised care needed to address the unique dental challenges of ageing. Our goal is to ensure that every patient enjoys optimal oral health, comfort, and quality of life, no matter their age.

If you’re looking for compassionate, expert dental care tailored to the needs of older adults, contact Dentist at Underwood. We’re here to help you keep your smile bright and healthy for years to come.

Dentist at Underwood also services the following areas around Underwood:

Looking for dental services in Underwood or the above areas? Get in contact with the team today!