Everyone expects changes in their body as they age. What you might not expect is changes in your dental health as you get older. Even though you might not think you can get cavities in your senior years, that’s just not true. You can get cavities at any age, depending on your diet and family history. If you tend to eat more sweets as you get older or forget to brush and floss every day, chances are you could end up with a cavity surprising you. And that means you need to be sure to come in for Canton senior dentistry checkups every six months, just as you have all your life.
Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you should ignore your dental health. Coming to Dr. Iffland for Canton senior dentistry checkups is not just a good idea, it’s something that’s essential to your overall health. Although you might not realize it, everything that takes place in your mouth has a direct effect on all of the other parts of your body. For example, the bacteria that forms in your mouth needs to be removed every day or it will turn into dental plaque. That dental plaque can travel throughout your body and end up in your brain where it can cause a stroke. That same dental plaque can end up traveling to your heart and causing heart problems or even a heart attack. So never stop brushing and flossing and taking care of your dental health, no matter how old you are.
Another part of Canton Senior Dentistry is coming in for regular checkups for oral cancer, especially if you use tobacco. Whether you smoke or chew tobacco, you need to have regular cancer screenings in our Canton dental office to be sure you catch any problems as early as possible. So give us a call at 330-478-0019 and make an appointment today for you and everyone else in your family. Good dental health helps you take care of your overall health.