Age is just a number
Whether your age is 1 or 100, every life stage presents its own oral health challenges, and for modern health-conscious individuals, lifestyle can sometimes require its own checklist…
- Baby Boomers – Whether you are male or female, hormonal changes can increase your risk of periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss and has been linked to diabetes, osteoarthritis, oral cancer, cardiovascular, and other diseases. Xerostomia (dry mouth) can create problems and worn-out fillings or restorations should be replaced before they negatively impact your bite and appearance.
- Sports Enthusiasts – Whether for a child or just the precious child in you, sports enthusiasts need a mouthguard for protection from injury which can increase the risk of an abscessed tooth or expensive restoration. Sports enthusiasts are also at risk for enamel erosion from sports drinks.
- New Parents – Expectant mom’s hormonal fluctuations put them at increased risk of gum disease and double their risk of premature birth. “New-mom gums” also need special attention. New dads are also vulnerable to oral health problems as they share the stress and fatigue of interrupted sleep and home care routines including irregular meals and nutrition.
Dentistry provides crucial complementary care to your at-home oral hygiene regimen!