Teeth are meant to last people their entire lifetime. With proper care, good hygiene, and regular dental check ups they can. However, just as young, developing teeth need specific care, as people get older their teeth often require specific care as well. Teeth take quite the wear and tear throughout their lifetime from eating, talking, playing instruments, playing sports, and grinding or clenching. Often as adults get older they find that old dental issues that they thought had healed properly or been thoroughly taken care of in their younger years are now developing into dental issues that must be resolved in order to maintain proper oral health. Normal wear and tear along with previous dental issues can take a toll on the oral health as people hit their senior years. Dr. Wayne Suway is dedicated to the comprehensive care of the mouth, and he understands that many times seniors’ teeth require additional care and treatments.
Dr. Suway has extensive dental training, and offers his expertise in senior dentistry to all patients as they get older. For many seniors who have brushed and floss regularly, they may still face certain oral health issues in their senior years. Unfortunately, as our bodies age our natural remineralization process of adding minerals back into our teeth slows down dramatically. Therefore, cavities are more common in older adults. Tooth sensitivity can also increase due to gums naturally receding over time. Many medications cause dry mouth, and health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer can affect oral health.
At Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, seniors receive gental and thorough care. He cares about his patients and wants to build a relationship of trust and care with all of them. If you are a senior looking for comprehensive care, call Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD for an appointment.