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Aging And Dry Mouth: How Are They Related?

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Life Long Dental
People commonly experience various body changes as they age, including oral health issues. One prevalent concern among seniors is dry mouth, also known as xerostomia. A dry mouth occurs when there is a reduced saliva flow, leading to discomfort and potential oral health problems. You can take several actions to avoid having a dry mouth. You should talk to the dentist to ensure you get the correct info. Below is the relationship between aging and dry mouth: Changes In Body Chemistry One of the reasons why seniors may experience dry mouth is the natural aging process, which can bring about changes in body chemistry. Salivary glands may stop producing as much saliva as they once did as people age. This reduction in saliva flow can result in dryness and a parched sensation in the mouth. Long-Term Health Problems Problems are more likely to get to older people. Diabetes, Sjgren's syndrome, and autoimmune illnesses are a few conditions that might harm oral health and cause dry mouth. Reduced salivation may result from certain health conditions interfering with the salivary glands' normal operation. Certain Medications Many seniors take medications to manage various health conditions. Unfortunately, some medications have side effects that can cause dry mouth due to reduced saliva flow. Certain medications cause dry mouth, such as antidepressants and some blood pressure medicines. Seniors need to discuss any medication-related concerns with their healthcare provider. Malnutrition In some cases, malnutrition or inadequate dietary intake of essential nutrients can also contribute to dry mouth in seniors. Reduced salivation could result from poor nutrition, impairing the general health of the salivary glands. When you lack certain nutrients like vitamins and iron, you will develop dental health issues due to a dry mouth. Drinking a lot of water can also help in this condition. Come to our dentist's office to learn how aging affects dental health....
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3 Types of Preventative Dental Procedures

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Life Long Dental
Do you only schedule dental visits when you experience toothaches or other oral problems? If yes, this can lead to severe dental issues, which can cost you a lot of money. If you want to preserve the health of your teeth and gums, preventative dental care should be your priority. This involves practices that can help to avoid oral problems and reverse early signs of dental issues. Learn three preventative dental procedures that can improve your oral health. Oral Examinations A comprehensive oral examination is vital in detecting small issues before they compromise your dental health. During a dental appointment, a dentist may perform diagnostic X-rays to detect bone loss, tumors, and tooth decay. The professional may also examine the condition of your gums for any evidence of gum disease. An oral examination also helps to check the appearance of your teeth. For instance, a dentist can detect impacted wisdom teeth that require extraction to prevent overcrowding and misalignments. Dental Sealants Dental sealants are a good way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Dentists recommend placing dental sealants on the back teeth to seal the grooves that are likely to accommodate harmful bacteria and food debris. The good thing is that there is no age limit for dental sealants. This means that children, teenagers, and adults can get dental sealants for extra protection against cavities. Deep Cleaning Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is the first step towards ensuring a clean mouth. These practices help to remove food particles, harmful bacteria, and plaque. However, removing tartar with a toothbrush can be challenging. Luckily, a dental professional can help to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth surface to prevent the symptoms of dental problems. Do you want to maintain a healthier and more beautiful smile? Request an appointment with our dental professionals and learn more about preventative dental procedures....
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Between Invisalign And Braces, Which One Performs Better?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Life Long Dental
Both braces and Invisalign are utilized for straightening teeth and have been in use for a while, with braces being there longer than Invisalign. You no doubt are thinking about the best choice for you. Well, each is meant to correct teeth misalignment but in different ways depending on the severity of the condition. In a majority of circumstances, the final results are the same, as each technique is used for different purposes. The main goals of using any of the options are different, making them both good at their functions. When to Use Braces They are made for treating very severe straightening issues. For issues like correcting too long or round teeth, braces will work out well as Invisalign cannot work for them. Treatment time is usually 18 to 24 months. When to Use Invisalign Invisalign, on the other hand, is used to correct minor cases like underbites, overbites, crooked teeth, crossbites, and gaps between teeth. Because they treat mild misalignment conditions, the period of treatment used with them is lesser as it takes 6 to 18 months. How to Determine Which One to Use The complexity of your condition will mostly help decide which dental appliance you will use to rectify the problem you are facing. An examination by dental experts will assist in evaluating how complex your misalignment is. This will help you and your dentist choose well. If yours just need minor adjustments, then Invisalign is the right option. For more intricate conditions braces will work out well enough for you to attain your desired goals. In our offices, we have a team of professionals who will take you through both processes in detail. We will help you understand why Invisalign and braces are crucial and which one can work best for you. Book an appointment with us....
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Aging And Dry Mouth: How Are They Related?
9/11/2023
3 Types of Preventative Dental Procedures
8/21/2023
Between Invisalign And Braces, Which One Performs Better?
8/7/2023
Oral Tips for Healthy Holiday Season
7/24/2023
Requirements Of Getting Dental Braces
7/10/2023
The Effects of Dental Neglect and How to Address It.
6/19/2023
Why You Should Consider Dental Implants
6/5/2023
5 Ways to Correct Uneven Teeth
5/22/2023
Habits That Damage Your Teeth
5/8/2023
Signs of Toothache
4/24/2023
Common Reasons People Wear Custom Mouth Guards
4/10/2023
How to Get Rid Of a Bad Breath
3/20/2023
Diseases Caused by Poor Dental Hygiene
3/6/2023
Signs, Symptoms, And Treatment For Gum Diseases
2/20/2023
How Bad Is Sugar For Your Childs Baby Teeth?
2/6/2023
What Surgical Procedure Treat Oral Cancer
1/23/2023
Dental Sealants: A Tool For Fighting Tooth Cavities
1/9/2023
Why Do Teeth Need So Much Vitamin D?
12/19/2022
How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?
12/5/2022
Amazing facts about your tongue
11/21/2022
Scaling And Root Planing
11/7/2022
What Is Dry Mouth and How Do You Treat It?
10/24/2022
Why you should Consider Sealants
10/10/2022
What Are the Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleaning?
9/19/2022
How Do Mini Implant Dentures Work?
9/5/2022
Difference Between Tooth Decay and Cavity
8/22/2022
Nutrition and Oral Health
8/8/2022
Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
7/18/2022
Facts About Baby Teeth
7/4/2022
How To Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
6/20/2022
3 Secrets To Make Flossing Simpler
6/6/2022
Tooth Protection for Kids in Sports
5/23/2022
Food Impaction and Its Role In Making Teeth Prone To Periodontal Disease And Interproximal Decay?
5/9/2022
Smile makeover for best smile
4/25/2022
Is gum chewing safe for the mouth?
4/11/2022
Dental care for baby teeth and gums?
3/21/2022
What Happens By Not Brushing Your Teeth?
3/7/2022
How antibiotics help treat dental pain
2/21/2022
Advantages of sedation dentistry
2/7/2022
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed
1/24/2022
Our tips for a tooth-friendly Halloween
1/10/2022
Chipped Tooth: Removal or Correction
12/23/2021
Talking is Harder When Your Missing Teeth Leave Gaps
12/10/2021
What To Expect From Periodontist Surgery?
11/22/2021
Secrets to Making Flossing Easier
11/8/2021
Foods To Avoid To Protect Gums
10/25/2021
How You Can Eliminate Bad Breath
10/11/2021
Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health
9/21/2021
Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles
9/6/2021
If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems
8/23/2021
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
8/9/2021
Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Those Who Treasure Good Oral Health
7/26/2021
Benefits Your Mouth Gets When You Drink Tap Water
7/12/2021
Chewing on Ice Cubes Could Leave Your Teeth Broken or Gums Lacerated
6/21/2021
Options We Can Provide Through Restorative Dentistry
6/7/2021
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth
5/24/2021
Water Can Help Keep Your Teeth Cleaner
5/10/2021
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health
4/26/2021
Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
4/12/2021
What to Expect From a Routine Dental Exam?
3/22/2021
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth
3/8/2021
What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
2/22/2021
At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
2/8/2021
Types of Dentures
1/25/2021
A Brown Spot on Your Teeth May Not Be a Cavity
1/11/2021
Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
12/21/2020
Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While on the Go
12/7/2020
Foods You May Not Realize Damage Your Teeth
11/16/2020
Are Whitening Strips Safe to Use?
11/9/2020
Do Genetics Play A Role In Cavities?
10/19/2020
Benefits of Sanitizing Your Toothbrush
10/5/2020
What Do X-rays Really Show?
9/21/2020
Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
9/7/2020
Are There Any Foods That Stop Gum Recession?
8/24/2020
Why is Tap Water Better for Your Teeth Than Bottled Water?
8/10/2020
Top Three Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers
7/20/2020
Should You Gargle Each Day for Better Oral Health
7/6/2020
Missing a Tooth? Why Its Necessary to Get Treatment ASAP
6/22/2020
How Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth
6/8/2020
How Missing Teeth Can Change Your Life
5/25/2020
Do You Need A Night Time Mouthguard?
5/11/2020
Digital X-Rays: Why They Are Important
4/27/2020
Can the Sun Damage Your Teeth?
4/13/2020
Coming Soon
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3100 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Suite 209, Silverdale, WA 98383

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