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Is Age a Factor in Dental health?

senior dentalAge by itself shouldn’t affect oral health

Some health conditions, like joint pain in your hands, can make it difficult to perform regular tooth brushing and flossing. Some folks can also experience an inherited condition leading to dental issues. Finally, some medications can also influence dental health, or even contribute to forgetting to brush due to side effects. For all of these reasons, dental hygiene for seniors should be a priority, and should always include scheduling regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings every six months or more with your regular dentist and hygienist at Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dr. Dennis Wells.

Senior dental care improvements

Regardless of age, you should always be brushing and flossing twice a day, as an important safeguard for maintaining oral health. But there’s more to ongoing dental care than we typically are aware of. The following expert advice from the American Dental Association gives excellent guidelines to help maintain good oral health:

  • Brush twice daily using a toothbrush with soft bristles to protect your gums and remember to use a quality toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Preferred is a quality electric toothbrush model, as suggested by your dentist
  • Try to clean between your teeth twice a day with either floss or another type of cleaning tool.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.
  • Denture wearers should remember to clean them on a daily basis
    • Remove your dentures from your mouth for a minimum of four hours every day, and remember to remove them at night
  • Get your Flouride
    • Since most tap water contains fluoride, it can help prevent tooth decay no matter how old you are. If you’re averse to tap water, you can also buy fluoride supplements
  • Quit smoking
    • In addition to the risk for lung cancer and heart disease, smoking increases problems with gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss
  • Visit Dr. Dennis Wells at Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry on a regular schedule for dental check-ups, cleanings and oral exams.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet that includes vegetables and high-fiber foods.

 

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry

615-219-5125

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105 Powell Ct Ste 101 Nashville, TN 37027

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Testimonials

  • Always a pleasant experience. Love the professionalism, attention to detail and progressive attitude. I can't imagine ever going back to a bare basics old school mentality dental office. I tell everyone how great NCFAD is.
    —Robert T.
  • I always receive excellent service at Dr. Wells office. My hygienist Denise is AMAZING. I have very sensitive teeth and gums and now my visits don't have to be painful. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Wells is very patient and takes the time to listen and figure out the best protocol.
    —Shelley R.
  • I actually enjoy going to the dentist, knowing that I am in good hands with Dr. Wells and his amazing staff! They are professional, friendly and caring! The best!
    —Stacey R.
  • Dr. Wells and Dr. Weese and staff are the best in the business and just awesome people to top it off. You won't be disappointed.
    —Sherree T.
  • The entire staff at NCAD is friendly, helpful and professional. I can always be assured a good visit no matter what needs to be done.
    —David T.
  • Dr. Wells is an excellent cosmetic dentist. I traveled all the way from Houston area just to have him do my veneers. I highly recommend him!
    —Sabrina L.
  • This was the best dental experience I've ever had in my life and I've had a lot! The customer service and genuine care for the patients was outstanding!!
    —Kimberly S.
  • I LOVE this practice! THE most comprehensive initial exam I have ever had and every cleaning since has been wonderful. Love Dr. Wells, my girl Brooke and the entire staff; they are wonderful!
    —Amy W.
  • Wow what a great dentist practice. Absolutely the best. Both Dr Wells and Dr Weese are excellent and Carissa is the best. In fact everyone on their staff goes above and beyond in making my dental experience wonderful. I only wish I had found them sooner. Love the new smile. Best is the natural look.
    —Jeff C.
  • Another wonderful visit with everyone! Work mania caused me to be running late for my early morning appointment. Zee was able to reschedule me during lunch hour the same day. I was in a real crunch for time and they even made a smoothie for me so I could get immediately back to work! So wonderful and so grateful for everyone!
    —Michael S.
  • Love all of the staff at the office and Brook is a wonderful Dental Hygienist. I recommend you to anyone who is in need of superior dentistry.
    —Carol C.
  • Dr. Wells' staff, as always, offer the very best in a friendly, professional and patient focused environment. My dental health has never been so good. Thank you, Dr. Wells and Staff.
    —Stephen A.
  • The entire staff is so kind and caring. I've been going to the dentist for a long time but have never received the excellent care that I receive at Dr. Well's office. I'm so thankful to have a great place to go for dental care!!!
    —Allison T.
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AACD Accredited

Dr. Wells has been an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994, and serves on the review board as an examiner for other dentists seeking their cosmetic dentistry accreditation.

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Award Winning Dentistry award for cosmetic dentistry in Nashville Tennessee and Brentwood
  • Nashville Top Dentist 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2008 AACD Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award
  • Selected as one of the Top Dentists in America - 2005 and 2010
  • 2001 AACD Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2005 Entrepreneur Award
  • Crown Council Best Dentist to Work For - 2008
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
Dennis J. Wells, DDS
Daniel K. Weese, DMD

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Call: 615-371-8878
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