Age and Oral Health
As patients visit the dentist’s office for regular dental work, the types of procedures that are necessary or available change, in some degree, according to a patient’s age. Either with young children or elderly individuals, the changing demands of tooth and gum health can be met by experienced and prepared dental health practitioners.
As a parent or as a patient, you may be unsure what dental needs and options might be appropriate to address existing concerns or to prevent future ones. Contact Austin cosmetic dentist Lance Loveless, DDS, of BridgeView Dental at 512-347-8299 today to schedule a regular check-up or learn more about the services we offer.
What Are the Differences?
For the majority of Americans, the teeth are settled into place and require standard cleaning and check-up routines to keep the teeth and gums healthy and beautiful. However, both the young and old may need additional attention. For young patients, this dental work may help develop their teeth for adulthood and cater to their sensitivity. For elderly patients, dental work may focus more on restoring lost or damaged teeth and preventing concerns that come with increased age.
Dental care may change in the following ways for young or old patients:
- Determining a safe age for braces
- Providing special preventative cleaning for younger patients
- Removing damaged baby teeth
- Consulting and fitting dentures and similar tooth replacements
- Screening for oral cancer
- Treating chronic dry mouth
Throughout a patient’s life, proper dental care is essential for good oral hygiene and health.
Whether you need to schedule a check-up or a special consultation, the office of Austin cosmetic dentist Lance Loveless, DDS, of BridgeView Dental can help. Contact us today by calling 512-347-8299 for more information.