Taking Care of Your Smile as You Age: What to Know

Taking Care of Your Smile as You Age: What to Know

As the years go by, looking after your teeth can get a bit more challenging.

Aging brings changes to our bodies, including our mouths. It can make us more prone to dental problems including tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Here at A New Smile Dental Center in Miami, we’re here to lend a hand to seniors in keeping their smiles strong.

Here’s some helpful advice from our dental team about aging and oral health.

Aging and Oral Health

Growing older means changes in our bodies, and this includes our mouths. These changes increase the chances of oral health issues including cavities and elderly tooth loss. Plus, it might be a bit tougher for seniors to manage their teeth at home, which could make existing dental problems worse.

Gum Disease: A Common Cause in Adult Tooth Loss

One of the most common reasons adults lose their teeth is gum disease. It damages the soft tissues, which can lead to teeth loosening and falling out. Catching gum disease early, is vital especially when it’s only in the first stage (gingivitis).

The start of gingivitis is often swollen, irritated, or bleeding gums. But don’t worry—it’s treatable and even reversible. Treating gum disease keeps your teeth in good shape. Regular dental cleanings and exams are key to catching and preventing gum disease in older adults.

Obstacles to At-Home Senior Dental Care

Besides the natural changes that come with aging, seniors can sometimes struggle to take care of their teeth on their own. Things like trouble moving around and doing fine tasks, such as brushing and flossing, can make it a bit tough for seniors to keep their smiles healthy. That’s why regular professional cleanings become extra important as we get older.

The Importance of Senior Dental Care

Attending twice-yearly checkups at the dentist is super important for stopping tooth loss in the elderly. But we get it—lots of older adults don’t go to the dentist as much as they need to , often because they’re worried about getting there or the cost.

We know how hard getting to the dentist can be for older adults. Our dentists offer compassionate dental services for seniors. Our experienced dentist for seniors helps older adults enjoy healthier smiles well into their golden years.

Visit A New Smile Dental Center for Compassionate Senior Dentistry in Miami

A New Smile Dental Center is your friendly spot for senior dental care in Miami. From dental cleanings and exams to root canals, dentures, and beyond, we give seniors quality and patient dental attention.

Ready to take care of your smile as you age? Visit our dentist for seniors in Miami and keep your teeth in their best shape.

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My family and I visit this office several times a year and every time we visit we are treated with respect and made to feel comfortable. The Dr’s, Dental Hygienist, Technicians, and the office staff are professional and polite. I highly recommend them. We have been their patients for over 10 years.

Adriana P.
Adriana P.

1 week ago

Love this place! Took my daughters today and they were under the care of Dr Nahon and Saray who did their cleaning (both of them great with small children btw). They made their experience enjoyable, fun and easy. Theres never a wait time, they are always professional and trustworthy. 100% recommended!
Karina A.
Karina A.

3 weeks ago

The minute you go into the office you feel well taking care off . Amazing staff . My dental hygienist was amazing did a great job . The Dentist was very attentive and took her time . I really recommended this office .
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Martha Y P

1 months ago

Had quite a bit of work done here and I must say that everyone from the front desk, doctors, assistants and hygienists are all amazing! One dental assistant ‘Salwa’ is always so lovely, kind and gentle. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist office!!!!
Janet W.
Janet W.

2 days ago

I had a wonderful experience today visiting A New Smile. I was impressed with the customer service, and quality…. but most of all, Dr. Nahon was kind and explained my case thoroughly and patiently. The Hygienist was amazing and gentle!! Of course I will be returning! Thank you!
Diane C.
Diane C.

2 months ago

Up to date facility. I felt very comfortable. I’ve had bad experiences in dental offices in the past. Recently I was recommended A new Smile Dental. THIS office is THE example of what all DENTAL offices should feel like. They are now my new dental office and I couldn’t be happier.
Jessica G.
Jessica G.

3 months ago

Everyone here is extremely nice, patient, and professional. Def recommend. The staff here knows and treats you as an individual they personally know, not just a number. They address you as family and the customer service is like no other.
Saddie N.
Saddie N.

4 months ago

My husband referred me to this place & told me how great of a place it was. Today was my first time there as a patient. I absolutely had a PHENOMENAL experience!!! The staff are very friendly, helpful, explain in detail & definitely are understanding of my fear of the dentist. Definitely will be a regular patient & will be recommending to others!
Lilo M.
Lilo M.

3 months ago

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