Dentistry for Adults
Hygiene Visits are Our Most Vital Service
One of our most important services is also the one most patients consider basic and routine – getting your teeth cleaned by our professional hygienists. Soft and sticky plaque, most of which can be removed by regular brushing and flossing, hardens into tartar. Tartar buildup is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss. It also accumulates below the gumline, as well as on the surface of the teeth. If you don’t remove plaque and tartar, you risk more serious problems with your teeth and gums later on. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!
The Unique Requirements of Senior Dental Care
Our teeth and gums change as we get older, just like the rest of our bodies. Years of plaque buildup and the consumption of coffee, tea, and tobacco can turn teeth dark. We offer several procedures that can combat these problems. Also, some medications have the side effect of reduced flow of saliva. There are simple products that can help this uncomfortable condition.
Your fillings are getting older, too. Regular check-ups will allow us to stay on top of your existing fillings to find any that have weakened or cracked. Gum disease and root decay can be major problems in seniors. Daily cleaning and good nutrition are critical for healthy gums. If your gums become red or begin to bleed or your teeth start to feel loose, contact us immediately.
Get a head start on your routine dental care. Call our office for an appointment today at (941) 359-2151.
Joshua Colkmire, DDS
2924 University Parkway
Sarasota FL • 34243