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Aging and Your Periodontist – Part 2

happy-oldAs you grow older you need to think about how age plays into the health of your teeth. Many different factors can cause problems with your teeth and cause periodontal illness. Here are somethings you need to look for as you grow older:

Systemic Illnesses

Specific systemic diseases such as diabetes might lower an individual’s capability of battling infections that finally cause more serious instances of periodontal illness. Another kind of systemic illness is Osteoporosis which can raise the level and quantity of loss of bone in the region of one’s teeth.

  • Note:  In case a systemic disease is a state which is pre-existing, it will then have an impact on the body’s proneness to periodontal illness. To lower the impact of a systemic illness on your mouth cavity, consult your provider for dental care and pay a visit to your dentist’s office often for routine examination.

Adhere to your expert cleaning program and keep a thorough everyday plaque management routine at home. Essentially, you require going through dental cleaning or prophylaxis at a minimum of two times each year. In addition, ensure you change your toothbrush every six months.

Keep in mind that elder people are more in danger of diabetes and osteoporosis; so, they are more susceptible to periodontal illness. If you are youthful and experience these or other kinds of systemic illness, then you are susceptible to experiencing periodontal illness.

Deficiency of Estrogen

Women who are older in particular, might go through a number of specific concerns connected to periodontal illness. Some research indicates that estrogen deficiency in women which happens after their years in pre-menopause might raise their susceptibility to teeth loss and their dangers of experiencing serious periodontal illness.

However, these dental impacts can be reversed by estrogen replacement therapy. In case you are middle aged already and have only started experiencing menopause, it is strongly recommended that you acquire medical advice to assist in sustaining your estrogen rates, manage your menopause indications and also avoid periodontal disease.

Dexterity Issues

Physical disability might cause lowered dexterity and weaken one’s capability of eliminating tartar or plaque each day. For individuals whose dexterity is poor, it is becomes increasingly difficult to brush their teeth daily; therefore, this puts them in danger of periodontal illness.

Ineffective oral hygiene raises an individual’s danger of cavities and being unable to brush or floss your teeth everyday places you in higher danger of all kinds of dental illness. Floss holders and electronic brushes are extremely useful for individuals with these types of issues.

Enhance plaque management with the assistance of these aids for cleaning teeth and ensure you attend regular expert cleanings. In addition, integrate these with a great anti-microbial rinse or oral fluoride to assist to decrease your experience with ineffective oral hygiene as well as periodontal illness.

If you haven’t seen yours in a while, why not pick up the phone and make an appointment today by calling me at 623-572-7505 or shoot me an email. For further info please refer to our website. You’ll be glad you did, I promise.

Sincerely,
J. Brent Sanders DDS



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