Dental Care for Seniors

Dental care for seniors Scottsdale, AZ

Seniors often worry about affordable dental care. Since seniors often rely on a fixed income, finding quality care at a reasonable price can be a great source of stress. Fortunately, Precious Smiles welcomes seniors with great treatment options and a staff that is attuned to the needs of older patients.

Dental Hygiene for Seniors Scottsdale

By itself, age does not determine oral health. You can maintain the health of your teeth and gums for many decades by practicing a daily oral hygiene regimen. However, simply because seniors have lived longer lives, they tend to accumulate issues with their teeth. Some of the oral health issues commonly associated with seniors are:

  • Darkened teeth: Consuming stain-causing foods and beverages over your lifetime can result in darkened teeth as a senior. Also, seniors can wear down their outer layer of enamel, exposing the darker layer of dentin beneath.
  • Root decay: As gum tissue recedes, your teeth’s roots are exposed. Since roots do not have a protective layer of enamel, they are more vulnerable to decay.
  • Gum disease: A variety of factors contribute to gum disease, including tobacco products, poor diets, poor-fitting dentures, and other diseases like anemia, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Weakened Jawbone: The roots of your teeth stimulate jawbone growth, so if you have been missing teeth for long periods, your jawbone will weaken.
  • Denture-induced stomatitis: This condition is inflammation of the tissue beneath a denture, caused by poorly fitting dentures or lax oral hygiene.

What Seniors Can Expect From Their Checkup

With awareness of the oral health issues that affect seniors, your Precious Smiles checkup will involve a thorough assessment of your body’s systems around the face and mouth, including:

  • Your teeth for signs of decay
  • Your gums for signs of infection
  • Tongue
  • Inner cheeks
  • Salivary glands and lymph nodes
  • Your jaw for signs of clicking and popping
  • The alignment of your bite
  • The skin of your face and neck

All these body structures work together to ensure good oral health. For seniors, it is especially important to check often, ensuring that your systems are in good shape. It is also essential to maintain your oral health regime into old age. Brush and floss daily, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings.

At Precious Smiles, we take special care to welcome seniors and work with them to ensure good oral health. Call today, and discover Scottsdale’s most affordable dental care for seniors.

Dr. Kaocharoen

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Dr. K is outstanding.
He and his team treated me like an old family friend. The team is also super nice, respectful, courteous, and want to go the extra mile to ensure my needs are met. My wife and I have been going here for 4 years and always thankful for our decision to switch to them. I hope as they grow, that they do not let go of any of their staff, because our experience has been great so far!
Soren Atkinson
Dr. Kaocharoen is an exceptional dentist and a really nice person.
He's amazingly gentle, quick, and technically perfect. Stacy, the hygienist, and Kristi, the front office person, reflect what a great practice this is. I've been a patient for over 10 years and have never referred a person that did not rave over Dr. Kaocharoen and his staff.
Linda Tucker
I have been going to Dr. Kao for nearly 15 years.
He is always very attentive to detail; he is also very compassionate. I had a problem tooth a year ago - he spent much time helping me get through the crisis. I highly recommend him. Stacey is amazing at cleaning the teeth. She is very professional and thorough.
Erin Newman
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Welcome to your affordable dental care provider in Arizona. Our practice is committed to giving you the best possible smile and providing quality care in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

It is widely assumed that you should see a dentist twice a year. This is a good rule of thumb to remember when in doubt. However, if you want to know how frequently you should have a dental checkup, you should consider your specific mouth, hygiene, habits, and overall health.

Many people wait till they experience toothaches or awkward color changes before visiting a dentist. But this is not advisable. A problem that started mildly would have gotten worse before it got the notice of the dentist. And it may become more problematic. Visiting a Scottsdale Dentist regularly for a check-up means protecting yourself from a bigger problem. Just as the proverb says, a stitch in time saves nine. Again, you may have a dental problem and not be aware. You can also visit a dentist to get teeth whitening done; it will boost your confidence and give you a precious smile.

As part of good oral hygiene, you should change your toothbrush regularly. The dentist advised that you should change your toothbrush every three months. Plaques accumulate on your toothbrush, so you should change them regularly. Patients treating tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues should change their toothbrushes more often. Toothbrushes should be washed, cleaned, and kept in a cool place. Electric toothbrushes can be used for more than 3 months before replacing them. We await your visit to Scottsdale Dentistry. Kindly reach out to us through the details given on our page.  We want to see your precious smile.