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A lifetime of chewing, grinding and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense.

However, proper oral care can become more challenging with age, leading to minor or major dental problems. Take a look below at the following list of dental procedures for seniors and how they help address common geriatric dental concerns.


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As part of your oral health regimen, it’s important to see your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. The cleaning portion of the appointment typically involves removal of plaque and tartar, plus polishing to remove stains and smooth the surface of your teeth. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, you might need a more complex cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.


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In order to defeat gum disease, it’s first important to understand gum disease. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration, especially prevention. But most dental patients don’t realize that regular exams and cleanings can actually help prevent gum disease from spreading, so most cases of gum disease spread quickly and can become bothersome, pesky and unhealthy for the patient. Years ago, dentists had to perform oral surgeries and other invasive procedures to rid the mouth of periodontal or gum disease, but today there are new methods including a dental laser treatment for periodontal disease.






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