Although establishing good oral health routines at an early age is important for long term dental health, maintaining preventive care visits and good at home oral hygiene is just as important as we age!
The wear and tear that our teeth experience throughout daily life begins to show more as we age and the body is slower to repair itself. Acid erosion, gum recession and weakening tooth enamel begin to have an effect on teeth, sometimes resulting in cracks, decay and gum disease. All of these dental health issues can lead to tooth loss and have an effect on overall physical health if left untreated. Studies have shown the connection between oral health and overall health and it is not uncommon for an oral health problem to be the sign of an underlying larger health issue: a regular visit to the dentist could be life saving!
During preventive care visits at Dr. Stephen Miller’s Asheville dental office, he and his staff can spot the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, offering treatment before significant damage is done. Modern dentistry emphasizes the importance of keeping the natural teeth as long as possible, supporting their health with preventive and restorative dentistry. Tooth loss, while sometimes unavoidable, can lead to additional health problems if teeth are not replaced in a timely manner.
Dr. Miller, a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving Asheville, NC and the surrounding area, has incorporated modern dental technology into his dental office in order to provide patients of ALL ages the services necessary to support and sustain optimal oral health. For those who have lost a tooth, Dr. Miller offers dental implants and will coordinate the entire process for his patients to ensure they achieve comfortable results that will last a lifetime. Dental implants offer many benefits, including the retention of bone tissue on the jaw which is important for supporting good oral health as we age.
Dr. Miller has extensive post graduate training in the treatment of complex dental health issues and understands the long term benefits that restorative dental procedures can provide and their importance in treating older patients.