Dentistry for Seniors
Dry mouth (Xerostomia) is a condition where the mouth becomes very dry due to reduced saliva flow. It is caused by certain medical conditions and is also a side effect of medications such as antihistamines, painkillers, high blood pressure medications, diuretics, antidepressants and others. Problems associated with dry mouth are difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, problems with speaking and a burning sensation in the mouth. Dry mouth increases risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and soft tissue irritation for denture wearers. If you suffer from dry mouth, talk to us today.
At River Road Dental we are experienced in helping people keep their teeth as they get older.
And it isn't true that you inevitably have to lose all your teeth! We have the expertise needed to deal with the unique dental conditions that occur in a mature adult, and our dentists are especially able to cater to adults with complex dental problems. Many New Zealanders have the habit of visiting a dentist only when a problem arises in their mouth. Apart from eating a well-balanced diet and practicing effective home care, regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining a good and effective dentition for all age groups. Also the belief that fluoride only benefits children is not true as fluoride helps prevent decay in all age groups. Regardless of what condition your teeth may be in we will review your options with you and help you select a treatment plan to restore your mouth to full health and function and keep it this way for life. Click on the links below for more information about our dental services.