AMERICANS ARE LIVING LONGER AND THE ELDERLY POPULATION IS GROWING FAST.
At Delmar Family Dental we understand that our patients have different needs as they grow older. They may have more general health issues, take more medications, or have cognitive or physical limitations. Some conditions that are more prevalent in the older population include dry mouth (xerostomia), root cavities, gum disease, and missing teeth. Maintaining good oral health is so important in maintaining older patients ability to eat and socialize, and maintain their overall quality of life.
Dr. Goldenhersh has many years of experience caring for older patients in long-term care facilities and feels comfortable that she can tailor her recommendations to meet the needs of this patient population. Whether you are looking for care for yourself as you near retirement, or your aging parents or loved ones, we are here to help.
DRY MOUTH (XEROSTOMIA)
Dry mouth is not only a very uncomfortable condition but can drastically increase your risk of getting cavities. It can be caused by underlying disease but is more often seen as a side effect of many common medications. If you are experiencing dry mouth, call Delmar Family Dental today and we can offer you solutions to make your mouth more comfortable and help prevent decay.