Maintaining Your Oral Health As You Age

Family dentistry offered in Middletown and Walden can help you maintain a stunning smile for a lifetime. This video explains how to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy in older age.

Dentists warn that with age can come both clinical and cosmetic dental problems. Teeth may be prone to discoloration due to enamel erosion, plaque buildup, and food and drink stains. However, veneers can quickly and easily cover discoloration that Zoom whitening alone cannot remove. To keep your teeth looking their best in older adulthood, cosmetic dentistry experts recommend a consistent oral hygiene practice. When you brush and floss daily, eat nutritious meals, and see your dentist on a regular basis, you can largely avoid the dental issues that seniors commonly face.

What Issues Does Invisalign Treat?

A misaligned smile can cause a myriad of dental issues. Not only can uneven teeth diminish the look of your smile, but also they can heighten the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, enamel erosion, and TMJ issues. So if you suffer from any of the following issues, now is the time to talk with a Middletown cosmetic dentistry expert about Invisalign treatment. Easy and effective, Invisalign can address your misalignment problems and help you have the beautiful and healthy smile you want.

Crowdedness
Crowdedness is a common orthodontic issue. Many people do not have enough space to accommodate all their teeth. As a result, their teeth erupt in a crooked fashion and can cause significant dental problems. When teeth do not have enough space between them, it becomes more difficult to brush and floss their surfaces. In many cases, dentists see higher rates of dental decay and gum disease among patients with this issue. Invisalign , which relies on aligners rather than braces, can shift teeth into better position so that they are straight and suffer from fewer oral health problems.

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Gaps
Under some circumstances, too much space is the primary concern. Especially when it affects the front teeth, a gapped smile can be a frustrating cosmetic dentistry problem. What some people may not realize is that gapped teeth too can lead to dental decay since food particles and bacteria often have a greater opportunity to cling to teeth and cause damage. With Invisalign treatment, a family dentist can move teeth together to create a healthier and more attractive smile.

Bite Problems
If you suffer from an underbite, crossbite, or overbite, your teeth may eventually suffer the effects of early and frequent wear and tear. Proper teeth alignment helps to both achieve a beautiful smile and ensure healthy chewing motion. Bite issues can increase the likelihood of abrasion between teeth, which may result in enamel erosion, chips, and tooth cracks. A poor bite can also place added stress on the jaw joint. Strain on the jaw can then trigger bone and cartilage deterioration, as well as chronic pain and stiffness. To avoid the many problems that bite problems can cause, consult a cosmetic dentist about your Invisalign treatment options.

Spotlight on Darleen Bressler, R.D.H.

Many dentists can attest to the importance of having a skilled registered dental hygienist to assist in family dentistry treatment and offer Walden patients friendly support and encouragement. That is why Hampton Family Dentistry is proud to have Darleen Bressler, R.D.H. as part of our family dentistry team.

Darleen received her dental hygiene education through Orange County Community College and Broome County Community College before joining Hampton Family Dentistry. At both institutions, she learned the most advanced dental hygiene practices and regularly refreshes her instruction with ongoing classes. Her comprehensive knowledge of dental hygiene allows Darleen to provide a high level of care for our family dentistry patients. In particular, Darleen has a passion for pediatric dental care, which she demonstrates through her community service. She also makes it easy for all Hampton Family Dentistry patients to enjoy their treatment with our sedation dentistry options.

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