Senior Dental Care Smiles of Memorial in Houston TX Texas. Dr. Daniel Dernik, DDS, General family cosmetic implant sedation dentist. AWARDS given are Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association, Voted Best Cosmetic, Dentist in Memorial in 2019 by Living Magazine readers, Voted Best Family Dentist in Memorial in 2019 by Living Magazine readers Living Magazines best family dentist 2019 and best cosmetic dentist 2019 winner. ORGANIZATIONS DR. DERNICK AND SMILES OF MEMORIAL SUPPORT are Texas Mission of Mercy, The Beacon Homelessness in Houston, Epilepsy Foundation, National MS Society, Stratford High School Spartans Cheerleaders, Childhelp, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dental, MEMBERSHIP at Academy of General Dentistry, International Dental Implant Association services offered are Cosmetic dentistry, general dentist and family dentistry, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, emergency dental care, teeth whitening, smile makeover, dental bonding, dental contouring, veneers, cosmetic imaging, dental crowns, dental bridges, restorative dentistry, childrens dentistry, dental cleaning, dental exams, dental sealants, dental fillings, filling, technology, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screening screenings, root canal, canals, teeth extraction, tooth extractions, bone grafting, tmj, tmd, sports guards, night gaurd, xylitol, senior dental care, dental implant crown and bridge, 3-d digital x-ray same day emergency care, financial options and financing, comfort and convenient amenities location hours new patient forms our practice, meet the team request an appointment, contact, blog, smile gallery. located at 909 Dairy Ashford Rd #113, Houston, TX 77079 (281) 493-0061. in the memorial area.

Senior Dental Care

As many of our patients and community members age, we are faced with a familiar question – is senior dental care different than oral health care for middle-aged or younger adults? The simple answer is yes … and no. Although aging presents unique dental concerns, the same oral health hygiene rules apply to a 3 year old as they do to a 99 year old – brush and floss! Maintaining a good oral health routine is one of the easiest ways you can prevent adverse health complications in your oral and overall health.

Reviewing a Good Oral Health Routine

Remember, for good senior dental care, a good oral health routine begins with daily brushing and flossing. Twice a day, for two minutes each time, brush you teeth and floss your teeth at least once per day. This will remove debris and food sitting on the outer layer of your tooth. Next, remember to visit Dr. Dernick every six months for a dental cleaning. This will ensure that hard-to-reach plaque does not eat away at your teeth and cause cavities or tooth loss. Finally, remember to stay hydrated! As we get older, take more medications, and the amount of saliva in our mouth decreases, it is easier to get a dry mouth which can create a breeding ground for bacteria. Drink water all day to avoid this unwanted side effect.

Senior Dental Care

Senior Dental Care Concerns

Each age group deals with their own unique dental concerns. Children develop cavities, adolescence need orthodontic treatment, and so on. Senior dental care is no different. Here are a few of the most common senior dental care concerns: thrush, uneven jawbone, gum disease, root decay, less saliva and sense of taste, discolored teeth, tooth loss, and stomatitis. The good news is that many of these senior dental care conditions are treatable. With good oral health care and six-month visits to Dr. Dernick and the Smiles of Memorial team in Houston, Texas, we can help diminish the effect of these conditions.

Senior Oral Care Treatments in Houston, Texas

At Smiles of Memorial, we understand that a beautiful, healthy smile is important for anyone, no matter your age. Dr. Dernick and his team offers Senior Oral Care Treatments which focus on reversing the appearance of dark spots on your teeth. Further, Dr. Dernick will inspect your gums for disease which can lead to tooth loss, and root decay. Lastly, if needed, Dr. Dernick can direct you to products that can help you produce more saliva to reduce bad breath, dry mouth, and tooth decay. For more information about Senior Oral Care Treatments in Houston, Texas or to reserve an appointment, call Smiles of Memorial, today!