• 30 OCT 17
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    Dental Health for the Elderly

    Dental Health for the Elderly

    NEWS / 30 OCT 2017


    As our population is shifting to an increase in the elderly who still have their own teeth, treatment and approaches change as factors influencing your teeth and gums change.

    Some of these factor are:

    • increased erosion and wear,
    • getting “long in the tooth”,
    • increased sensitivity,
    • worn out restorations.


    Often an increase in medications associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, degenerative muscular conditions, or cancer treatments cause a dry mouth which makes patients more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth become harder to clean, and patients become less comfortable with eating.

    We feel passionately about helping our elderly patients to maintain their teeth as an essential part of maintaining their overall health and quality of life.

    Sometime some simple method and routine maintenance can help to make the mouth more comfortable.

    If this sounds like something that you or a loved one may be experiencing, come and and see if there is any way we can help you.


    Dr Kerri Donaghue

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