Choosing a Dentist as an Older Adult

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

At the age of 65 and older, effective general dentistry care from an experienced dentist is just as important as it was when you were younger. As you grow older, your risk for these oral health problems increases:
  • Dry mouth
  • Oral cancer
  • Gum recession
  • Missing teeth
    Many senior citizens neglect their oral health, failing to visit the dentist for routine exams and cleanings. These visits to your dentist remain essential to your oral and general health, as well as your feelings about your smile and the function of your teeth.
     
    Tooth loss is especially common among older adults. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew and speak, and can lead to facial pain because of the muscular strain caused by an uneven bite. Missing teeth can also make you feel less confident in your smile, which is not desirable for your overall emotional health.
     
    As you are choosing a dentist to provide your care, ask about the services offered and whether the dentist has experience with patients of all ages. You deserve to enjoy the optimum function, comfort and appearance of your teeth, and your dentist should be committed to helping you achieve these oral health goals.
     
    To visit a dentist experienced in caring for patients of all ages, please contact Terry Bass, DDS, to schedule a consultation with our skilled Oklahoma City dentist.