Modern dentistry emphasizes the importance of keeping the natural teeth as long as possible, making it important to maintain preventive care visits and good at home oral hygiene, especially as we age.
The wear and tear that our teeth experience throughout daily life begins to show more as we age and the body is slower to repair itself. Acid erosion, gum recession and weakening tooth enamel begin to have an effect on teeth, sometimes resulting in cracks, decay and gum disease. All of these dental health issues can lead to tooth loss and have an effect on overall physical health if left untreated. Studies have shown the connection between oral health and overall health and it is not uncommon for an oral health problem to be the sign of an underlying larger health issue: a regular visit to the dentist could be life saving!
During preventive care visits to Dr. John Cranham in Chesapeake, he and his staff can spot the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, offering treatment before significant damage is done. Preventive and restorative dentistry are an important part of keeping natural teeth healthy and strong for as long as possible. Tooth loss, while sometimes unavoidable, can lead to additional health problems if teeth are not replaced in a timely manner.
Dr. Cranham, a nationally recognized cosmetic and restorative dentist located in Chesapeake, VA, specializes in treating adult patients, especially older adults, offering the dental services necessary to keep natural teeth strong and healthy. For patients who have lost a tooth, Dr. Cranham offers implant dentistry and implant secured dentures. Using some of the latest in dental technology, Dr. Cranham and his team will create a personalized treatment plan that will restore your natural smile and support your long term oral health with natural looking dental implants.
If you have been avoiding the dentist for some time, we are here to help! Come back for a preventive care visit and begin to restore you oral health: it’s an important part of a long and healthy life!