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Geriatric Dentistry


What is Geriatric Dentistry?

Also known as geriodontics, this branch concerns with the dental care of older adults. This includes various components like diagnosis, management & prevention of dental diseases among the older persons. The prevalence of many dental disorders among this category has necessitated the establishment of a separate branch in dentistry.

How should I care for my teeth as I get older?

As you get older, there are chances of many dental conditions for cropping up. This condition can, however, be managed by practicing good oral habits. It is very much relevant for the older persons to brush twice daily, particularly during night. Methods like flossing can also be beneficial in this regard. If you have any specific dental problem, the consultation with a dentist can help you in tailoring the oral habits.

What else can I do to maintain good oral health?

There are also other things that you can do to maintain good oral health. One of these considerations that can be beneficial is to modify the food habits that promote oral health. Include vegetables & fruits that have necessary nutrients & minerals, which strength the teeth and associated structures. In addition, it is necessary for you to keep away from ill habits such as excessive alcohol and tobacco use etc. For knowing more about other measures, please consult your dentist!

My Teeth height is decreasing. What are my treatments options?

The dimensions of your tooth very much affect the smile considerably. The height/width ratio of the tooth determines if the teeth dimension is correct or not. A low value height/width ratio indicates that the tooth is square. A high value, therefore, indicates that the tooth is longer than usual. In these cases, veneers can be helpful. Veneers are materials that are used to cover the surface of the tooth. They can be made from various materials like resin, porcelain etc. Affixing these into the long teeth needs proper dental assistance and treatment.

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