AGING BRINGS CHANGES. Some of those changes we love, and some drive us crazy. But every change is better when you have a caring professional on your side.
Many believe that lost teeth are inevitable with the progressing years. That’s simply not true! With proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. And with modern techniques and technology, you can be proud of your smile for just as long.
We’ll Help You Care For Your Aging Smile
Every patient, and especially those over age 50, need to care for their gums! Gum disease, not tooth decay, is the number one cause of missing teeth in adults. As we age, our resistance to infection (including infections that cause gum disease) lowers.
However, daily brushing and flossing, together with your preventative care appointments with our hygienists, will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Some patients may need more frequent cleanings, special tools, or specific procedures like root planing and scaling, in order to maintain or restore gum health.
Understand The True Value Of Your Smile
As we age, we understand the wisdom in taking good care of ourselves. Not just for our own sake, but for our loved ones, as well.
Your smile is integral to your health and happiness. Social interactions, the way we talk and eat, and the way we feel about ourselves are all affected by the state of our smile. A beautiful, cared-for smile is key for looking and feeling healthy as we age.
One more wonderful thing often comes with age: the time and ability to pursue our own interests and passions. Take this opportunity to invest in your smile, and enjoy the positive effect that it will have in all aspects of your life!
It’s Never Too Late For A Beautiful Smile
If you believe that you’ve missed your chance for a beautiful smile, take another look! Thought you were too old for braces? We have patients over age 50 who now have straight, beautiful teeth! Don’t need braces? We also offer same-day cosmetic dentistry!
Plus, recent developments make the dentures of 10 years ago look like ancient history. Even small procedures can subtract years, and add to your health and confidence.
Thanks for your trust in our team here at Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah. We love our patients and we love seeing you smile. Let us know what we can do to protect, preserve, and restore your smile.
Thank you for reading and for being a part of our dental family!
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