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Understanding the Importance of Dental Care in Our Golden Years

Maintaining good dental health is a crucial aspect of overall wellbeing, especially as we age. With advancing years, dental care becomes not just a matter of maintaining a bright smile, but also a vital part of preserving our general health and quality of life.

Why is Dental Care Important as We Age?
  1. Preventing Tooth Loss: Aging can increase the risk of tooth loss due to gum disease, tooth decay, or other health conditions. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene can greatly reduce this risk.
  2. Link to Overall Health: Research has shown that there’s a significant link between oral health and overall health. Poor dental health in seniors has been associated with various health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
  3. Nutrition and Digestion: Healthy teeth are essential for proper chewing and digestion. As we age, maintaining our dental health ensures that we can continue to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
  4. Detecting Diseases Early: Regular dental visits can help in early detection of diseases. Dentists can spot signs of nutritional deficiencies, infections, or systemic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, and heart diseases.
  5. Reducing the Risk of Oral Cancer: Seniors are at a higher risk of oral cancer. Regular dental check-ups are crucial for early detection and treatment.
Common Dental Issues in Older Adults
  • Dry Mouth: Often a side effect of medications, dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Gum Disease: Caused by plaque and exacerbated by tobacco use, poor-fitting bridges and dentures, and certain diseases.
  • Tooth Decay: The risk for cavities can increase with age due to factors like receding gums and increased use of medications.
  • Sensitivity: Teeth can become more sensitive to hot and cold due to receding gums exposing the root surface of teeth.
How Dental Insurance Can Help
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Our dental insurance plans for seniors are designed to cover preventive services, treatments, and even some restorative procedures.
  • Specialized Plans for Seniors: We offer plans that are specifically tailored to address the unique dental needs of older adults.
  • Network of Experienced Dentists: Access to a network of dentists who specialize in geriatric dental care.
  • Affordability: We understand that retirement income might be limited, so we offer affordable plans to ensure that dental care is not a financial burden.
Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Health in Older Age
  • Regular Dental Visits: At least twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
  • Proper Oral Hygiene: Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily.
  • Stay Hydrated: To combat dry mouth, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Healthy Diet: Limit sugar intake and eat a balanced diet for overall health.
Contact Us for More Information

Your dental health is our priority. Contact Simply Health Services today to learn more about our dental insurance options for seniors. Our dedicated team is here to help you maintain your smile and health through your golden years.

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