55+ Dental Care
For Our Friends at The Local Retirement and Independent Living Communities
After the age of 55, you’ll notice transformations in your oral health that parallel the natural aging process. Recognizing the link of dental health and overall well-being, it becomes crucial to maintain proper oral care practices as you age. This holds particular significance as individuals aged 55 and above face an increased risk for conditions like tooth decay and gum disease, underlining the importance of maintaining proper dental hygiene.
Many of us have a mouth filled with fillings, crowns, worn out teeth, and more by the time we hit age 55. At Normandy Lake Dentistry, you can count on our team of compassionate dental providers to be well versed in treating patients with complicated dental histories and handling most treatments in house. Whether your smile is preventing you from engaging in social activities or simply enjoying your food, you can rely on us to help you find a customized solution that fits your situation.
We are proud to offer a variety of dental services to help you get—and keep—a healthy smile, no matter your age. Explore some of our 55+ focused services below.
Dental Services at Normandy Lake Dentistry
While providing sedation, extractions, and prompt emergency dental services tailored to individuals aged 55 and older, our scope of care extends far beyond these essentials. Our comprehensive range of dental services is designed to meet diverse needs, encompassing a wide array of treatments that we expertly administer on a daily basis. For a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of our offerings, we invite you to explore our services page and discover the complete spectrum of care we provide. Explore all our dental services below.
Senior Savings Plan
If dental insurance has been a barrier to receiving the necessary dental care you deserve, or if you’re seeking an avenue to enhance the affordability of your dental treatments, we invite you to explore the benefits of our Senior Savings Plan.
Embracing the Senior Savings Plan opens doors to comprehensive coverage and discounted rates across dental services, ranging from preventive care to emergency treatments and even cosmetic procedures. This plan allows you to access savings on specific services while enjoying complimentary exams and X-rays. Learn more using the button below.
Reasons For Visits At 55+
Oral Health Maintenance
Routine check-ups are essential for everyone, regardless of age. Regular visits help identify and prevent potential dental issues.
Age-Related Dental Concerns
As people age, they can encounter specific dental issues such as tooth wear, gum recession, root decay, and tooth loss. Addressing these concerns promptly can prevent further complications
Dentures and Prosthetics
Those who have lost teeth might require dentures, bridges, or other prosthetic devices. Regular visits ensure these devices fit properly and are maintained well.
Oral Cancer Screening
The risk of oral cancer increases with age. Regular dental check-ups usually include a screening for signs of oral cancer.
Older adults often experience dry mouth due to various medications or medical conditions. Dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. A dentist can recommend treatments or products to alleviate this condition.
Just because one is retired doesn't mean they don't care about their appearance. Cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening or veneers, can help improve confidence and self-esteem.
Complex Dental Histories
By the age of 55, many individuals have had a variety of dental procedures, fillings, crowns, root canals, etc. These require regular check-ups to ensure they're still effective and not causing issues.
Chewing and Digestion
Proper chewing is the first step in the digestive process. To maintain good nutrition and health, it's essential to keep teeth and gums in good condition.
Some medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, can impact oral health. Regular dental care can help manage these potential oral complications.
As individuals retire, they might have more time for social interactions, family gatherings, and travel. Maintaining oral health ensures they can engage confidently in these activities.