We're going to shed some light on the possible causes of dental problems in people with dementia and also to provide some tips and advice for maintaining dental health. People with dementia are often unable to verbally express their discomfort or pain, hence we need to focus on prevention.
People who have dementia have a high susceptibility to dental diseases, this is due to:
Taking multiple medications which often results in a slowing or cessation of saliva flow. Saliva is...
Dentist At About Smiles Dental
Dr Aodhan Docherty is a dentist at About Smiles Dental in Sydney's North shore and Eastern suburbs. He graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Graduate Degree in Dentistry with Honours, and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Orthodontics. Dr Docherty enjoys the challenges associated with rejuvenating aged, damaged and worn smiles.
Every day I am asked about the alternatives to replace missing teeth and whilst dentures are a relatively cost effective and easy option, they can present their own issues such as speech difficulties, gum or mouth irritation, inability to eat certain foods and poor stability/retention. I hope that this article can shed some light on the other alternatives for missing teeth.
What are my options?
Options differ depending on how many teeth are missing. If there are one or two...
What does dentist Dr Aodhan Docherty have to say about getting dentures?
Dentures or ‘false teeth’ have been used as a solution for missing teeth for hundreds of years and still continue to be a cost effective and viable option. There are two common types of dentures: full (complete) dentures which replace all of the teeth in one jaw, and partial dentures which replace only a few missing teeth.
Advances in dentistry means that the dentures we make today are...