Elderly Dentistry

The Best English Speaking Dentist in Cuenca

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(+593) 99-616-9760

Office Location

Miguel Cordero Dávila & Paucarbamba. Edificio WorkCenter, 2nd Floor. 

The Importance of Dental Care for Older Adults

With age, teeth become weaker and there is an increased risk of some oral problems. For this reason, dental care for older adults is a priority to maintain good oral health, which is closely related to general health.which is closely related to general health.

We use our mouths every day of our lives. To breathe, talk, drink, eat, and do all kinds of activities that can affect the overall health of our bodies.

Teeth and gums, like the rest of the body’s tissues, also age.. But the deterioration of the mouth can be slowed down if more attention is paid to their care.

Dentists, through regular dental exams, can find evidence in the teeth and gums of seniors of the following conditions and diseases:
• Heart disease
• Liver Disease
• Eating disorders
• Anemia
• Diabetes
• Osteoporosis
• Arthritis

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In old age, the probabilities of the appearance of different diseases such as periodontal disease or caries increase, and are favoured by the side effects on the mouth of the use of dental prostheses or the taking of certain medications. side effects on the mouth of the use of dental prostheses or the taking of certain medications..

Dental Conditions Prevalent in Seniors

When you are a senior, several dental conditions may be more prevalent if you neglect regular dental checkups.

Gum Disease
Gum disease can occur at any age, but is more prevalent in the elderly. Diabetes may reduce the senior’s ability to fight the bacteria that gets trapped around the teeth. The gums may become inflamed and teeth become loose.

Many older people wear dentures. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one quarter of all adults age 60 and older do not have their natural teeth. Dr. Grace had being trained to properly fit dentures. Dentures that do not fit correctly can cause pain and lead to loss of appetite in the elderly. Loss of appetite will lead to poor nutrition and illness. Dentures need to be refitted regularly because the jaw reshapes itself continually when the teeth are not there to hold it in place.

Loose tooth
As the gum disease aggravates it leads to the ailing and moving teeth which leads to improper chewing of food and this in long run leads to change in the dietary habits and bowl diseases.

Facial changes
With complete loss of teeth the lower part of face shrinks in length which makes wrinkles more prominent and also lead to witch chin. Without complete teeth most of the time pronunciation and voice changes, loss of self-confidence happens.

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Call: (+593) 99 616 9760

Miguel Cordero Dávila & Paucarbamba. Edificio WorkCenter, 2nd Floor. 

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