Did you know that the fastest-growing population in the United States are people over 85 years old? Older adults commonly experience difficulty chewing and may favor soft foods, which can lead to lack of proper nutrition, a high carbohydrate diet, and puts them at a higher risk for cavities and other chronic medical conditions.
Common Challenges in Older Adult Patients
This group may have some physical limitations. Poor manual dexterity in some older adult patients makes brushing teeth more difficult. This creates a higher risk for cavities and gum disease. For some geriatric patients, mobility may also be an issue. But our team at Stamford Dental Group is prepared and properly equipped to effectively handle these very common challenges.
Challenges Older Adult Patients May Face:
- Difficulty chewing
- Lack of proper nutrition
- Dry mouth
- Lack of manual dexterity
- Broken down teeth or dentures
- High risks for cavities
- Root decay
- Often requires longer appointments or more frequent visits
How We Can Help
Our dental office in Stamford ,Connecticut is handicap accessible, wheelchair friendly and we specialize in dental care for older adults. Prosthodontics accounts for only 5% of dentists, which results in a lack of available dentists who treat geriatric patients. As prosthodontists, we are trained to care for older adult patients with special needs and those with other complex medical conditions. We also work with dental and medical specialists to provide our patients with top quality dental care.
If you have difficulty chewing with bad teeth or dentures, Call us today at (203)-409-2951 for a consultation.