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The Effects of Aging on Oral Health

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We often associate tooth decay and cavities with problems that younger children have; however, did you know that older adults have just as much tooth decay as children? This is due in part to the fact that our mouths change as we age. Here are a few things your Sarasota dentist wants older patients to be aware of.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition that occurs when we age and our saliva glands don't produce as much saliva as they used to. Saliva is an essential part of the digestion process and it also helps to remineralize teeth that have been affected by decay.

Dry mouth can contribute to a host of ...

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Don't Pretend That Gum Disease Isn't Happening

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Gum disease is a condition that is often easy to ignore because you may not even realize you have it. It's hard to detect in the beginning on your own because there are not many signs and symptoms at first, but it's important no to ignore gum disease. Here's what your Sarasota dentist wants you to know.

Periodontal Disease 101

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease affects more than half of American adults in some way? Like the foundation for your house, your gums are the foundation for your teeth, and if they are not healthy it affects your teeth, and even your overall health. Gum disease has also been linked ...

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Why Good Oral Health Is Necessary for Healthy Aging

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Getting older has its challenges; however, with the right health care, it's possible to age smoothly. Your dental care is also an important part of this process, and working with providers who understand how oral health is related to systemic health is important as you get older.

The Oral Systemic Connection

Thanks to emerging information, physicians and dentists alike now have a better understanding of the oral systemic link. We now know that the bacteria related to periodontal (gum) disease is also a contributor to the inflammation causing other health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and vice versa. By taking good care of your oral health, you ...

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3 Solutions for Bad Breath

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Bad breath, or halitosis, is one of those topics we like to avoid. It's embarrassing telling someone they have it, and it's even worse if you're the culprit.

Your Sarasota dentist has some tips on managing bad breath, so you can avoid these awkward situations.

Clean Your Tongue

There are actually a lot of bacteria that hide on the surface of your tongue. If you're not regularly brushing or scraping your tongue to clean out the bacteria, you might experience an unpleasant odor in your mouth. Don't forget to brush your tongue!

Drink Water

Certain beverages, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol, can actually contribute to bad breath. These beverages tend to dry out your ...

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Dental Care for Elderly Patients

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When we get older, there are increased risks for a number of oral health problems. It is important that seniors visit their dentist at least twice each year for examinations and cleanings.

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of geriatric dentistry, and we welcome seniors to our Sarasota, FL practice. If you’re a senior, give us a call today to make an appointment!

Elderly Patients Face Increased Risk Factors

Some of the oral health problems seniors might face include the following:

  • Darker teeth because of changes in dentin (the bone-like tissue below the tooth enamel)
  • Stomatitis (oral inflammation and ulcers) caused by dentures that don’t fit properly, poor dental hygiene, or ...

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The Importance of Consistent Check-Ups

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Going to the dentist twice per year may sometimes feel like a nuisance. After all, you're busy! Dental appointments take time out of your hectic day when your teeth don't even hurt.

Do you really have to go twice a year? The answer is yes!

Here's why consistent dental check-ups are important:

You Shouldn't Wait Until There's Pain

When you put off your dental care until you're hurting, it usually means there's an opportunity for damage to progress to advanced stages. This typically calls for more complex treatment procedures.

Believe it or not, most dental issues such as decay or gum disease don't cause much pain in their early stages. It's important to have your ...

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Oral Health and the Effects of Tobacco and Sugar

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Many people choose to focus on their health during the New Year. Your team at Sarasota Dental Arts wants to remind you to include your oral health in your goals as well.

Dr. Kaya Aygen, your Sarasota dentist, has included some information here about the harmful effects of tobacco and sugar that you may want to consider as you're planning your health goals for 2017.

Sugar and Oral Health

We've all heard that sugar is bad for our teeth; however, do you really understand why that is? Let's take a look at how sugar affects your oral health.

First, it's not actually sugar itself causing tooth decay or gum disease; however, sugar is ...

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