Almost everyone has an uncle, or cousin, or dad whose snoring is legendary. We often joke about these people and tell stories of how their snoring vibrates walls. However, for many families, this is no joking matter. Snoring often deprives others of sleep and sometimes leads to couples having to sleep in separate bedrooms.
Good oral health is essential no matter what your age. Regular preventive care is vital for maintaining a healthy mouth, especially for seniors. It’s very important for our senior patients to remember that their oral health may be particularly at risk due to recession of the gums and possible changes in the composition of their saliva.
How does a cavity form in a tooth? First, for a tooth to be susceptible to decay, the bacteria which we all carry in our mouths must adhere themselves to the tooth by combining with proteins in saliva and food debris, and forming a layer known as plaque.
Not too long ago, if you required replacement teeth, whether, for reasons of disease, accident or cosmetic preference, your choices were limited. Today, with innovation inspired by nature, modern dental implantology offers patients greatly expanded options when it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth.