Specific Needs of Our SeniorsWe pay special attention to requirements of every age group, and we especially watch for certain dental problems in seniors. Often fillings that were placed years ago become loose and need to be replaced before decay sets in. It can also mean root decay has started, and root canal therapy may be necessary.
Gum disease is common in senior patients, and this problem should be addressed at the first signs of infection. Certain medications may reduce the flow of saliva, and we can remedy this problem with basic products. Returning your smile to a brilliant one is very easy with today's whitening treatments to remove the stains and discoloration from years of consuming caffeine, tobacco, and certain foods.
It is important to maintain good nutrition for healthy teeth and to continue proper daily dental brushing and flossing. If you ever experience bleeding from gums while caring for your teeth, please call us so we can take care of the problem before it becomes advanced.
Butler Family Dental
Chris A. Butler, DMD
1745 West 17th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402