Keep your mouth healthy
Dental care for older adults
Older adults and seniors face unique challenges when it comes to tooth care and oral health. As we age, we become more prone to tooth decay and gum disease, so it’s important to get the care you need to keep your mouth healthy, or restore your smile if you’ve been affected by oral health problems. At the office of Patrick Stuckey, DDS, we’re here to help older adults and seniors in Ruston, LA get the dental treatment they need.
Taking Care of Teeth
For Older Adults & Seniors
As we age, issues like dry mouth, wear & tear, gum disease, and gum sensitivity become more common. There are a few ways that older adults and seniors can take control of their oral health.
First, make sure you are brushing twice a day for two minutes using a fluoridated toothpaste. It’s best to brush once before bed, and once when you wake up. You should also floss once per day to reduce your risk of gum disease. In addition, rinsing with an antibiotic mouthwash can help keep your mouth healthy and reduce your risk of gum disease.
Make sure you see a dentist like Dr. Stuckey for a dental appointment every six months. Dr. Stuckey can clean and examine your teeth to ensure your mouth is healthy. It’s also important to understand how your oral health is affected by other diseases and medications you’re taking. Uncontrolled diabetes, for example, dramatically raises your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and some medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth) which also can negatively affect your oral health.
Restore your smile
Crowns & Bridges
If you have one or more damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns or bridges from the office of Patrick Stuckey, DDS may be right for you. Dental crowns can be used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay and oral trauma, or have just been worn down by wear & tear. They cover up and protect your entire remaining tooth, restoring your smile and your bite.
Dental bridges use two crowns, which attach to your healthy teeth and suspend one or more false teeth (pontics) to “bridge “and restore gaps in your smile where you’ve lost one or more teeth. They’re cheaper than dental implants, but more durable, natural and comfortable than partial dentures.
Replace one or more missing teeth
Dental implants are the best way to permanently restore missing teeth. At our office, we offer both single-tooth implants and full-mouth reconstructions with implant-supported dentures and bridges. Implants are placed directly into your gums and jaw, and function as an artificial root. They last 30+ years with proper care, and look and feel more natural than any other method of tooth restoration.
High Quality with a custom Fit
We offer high quality full and partial dentures. Whether you’ve recently lost some of your teeth, or you just need to replace a worn-out denture, Dr. Patrick Stuckey can help. We will work with you to develop a denture that looks and feels just like a natural part of your mouth, and will fit comfortably onto your gums without pain or discomfort. Contact us now to schedule your consultation!