Apple Dental Implant Centre in Vancouver welcomes patients of all ages and we understand that our elderly patients have different oral health needs and require a different oral health care system than adolescents, infants or younger adults.
Elderly patients are particularly susceptible to a variety of systemic conditions, making them very prone to a variety of oral diseases that can lead to malnutrition and additional health problems.
If you find it difficult to consume healthy foods due to dental pain (cavities, abscess, etc.), then you can suffer from malnutrition and lowered immunity. You may find it hard to chew and swallow properly if you have missing or broken teeth.
If you’re required to take medications, you might experience dry mouth – and the lack of saliva in your mouth could lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Saliva is essential for washing away bacteria in the mouth and strengthens tooth enamel.
At Apple Dental Implant Centre, we offer a variety of solutions to our elderly patients, including dental implants and dentures.
Oral health is key to overall good health and it’s important for elderly patients and individuals of all ages to follow a proper dental care routine that includes regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular checkups every six months.
Contact Apple Dental Centre today if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.