San Diego Dentist On Dental Care for Senior Citizens and Mature Adults
Dr. Valeri Sacknoff of Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry discusses dental care for seniors to address the many changes brought about by the natural aging process.
Poway, CA – As we age, it becomes even more important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Valeri Sacknoff, a dentist in Poway and the San Diego area, says years of wear and tear, the eating and drinking of certain beverages, lack of preventive dental care, and other factors can lead to poor oral health and numerous cosmetic imperfections, even in people who have excellent oral hygiene regimens. She notes that damaged teeth and gum disease can also be a significant risk for serious overall health conditions, making it imperative for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to have regular check-ups and obtain the dental care they need.
With the many advances made in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry over the years, Dr. Sacknoff says patients can achieve a healthy set of teeth and gums as well as a beautiful smile well into their later years. She notes that many routine dental procedures can not only improve function of the teeth, but also reduce aesthetic dental issues that can often be telltale signs of age. Dr. Sacknoff explains that, with aging, it’s more common for decay to set in and for the teeth to become weakened and ground down. Gum disease may also have progressed to more serious stages, and the teeth may have become stained or yellowed. In addition, Dr. Sacknoff notes that some individuals may have already lost teeth, which can have an affect on chewing and speaking as well as the appearance of their smile.
Dr. Sacknoff says thorough dental care for seniors and mature adults from experienced dentists can work to prevent tooth loss, quickly address problems that may become severe later on, whiten the teeth and reduce signs of discoloration, and restore damaged or missing teeth with results that look and feel natural. She notes that procedures such as same-day dental crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic and general dental care options can go a long way toward maintaining one’s oral health in addition to a youthful, refreshed appearance. Dr. Sacknoff says advanced sedation dentistry and laser dentistry techniques can also be utilized to help patients enjoy a more comfortable treatment experience.
Overall, Dr. Sacknoff says senior citizens and patients who are maturing in age should know that the teeth can look beautiful and function effectively regardless of how “old” they are. “Serious dental problems and tooth loss do not have to ‘come with the territory’ of getting older. In fact, many common aesthetic and functional dental issues can be avoided with proper care.”
Dr. Sacknoff says, with customized dental treatment and a good at-home oral hygiene regimen, patients can attain optimal oral health for many years to come.
About Valeri Sacknoff, DDS
Dr. Valeri Sacknoff has been a practicing dentist for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and other dental organizations. Dr. Sacknoff earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Dental Hygiene from Loyola University, followed by her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University. She has been recognized on six separate occasions as a “Top Dentist” in San Diego Magazine. Dr. Sacknoff, Dr. Jason Keckley, and Dr. Robbi Wilson offer a range of dental treatment options for patients of all ages at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry in the Poway, Escondido, and San Diego area. Dr. Sacknoff is available for interview upon request.
Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry
15725 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064