Hi there, I’m Dr. Mounts. Today I want to talk to you about one of the more challenging aspects of the dentistry and that is trying the dental needs of an aging population. So, you may not know this but over the last hundred years, the life expectancy for Americans has increased by about 30 years. So, now it’s pretty normal for folks to live up into their 80’s and not just live that long but to still have their teeth. You know, you go back into the 50’s and 60’s and when people were having problems with their teeth back then.
Lots of times they would just come into the dental office, get all their teeth pulled and go with dentures. But, really today, most folks don’t want to go that route. The nice thing is that you don’t have to. So, what we try to do here in my practice is we try to really help our older patients at finding out what needs they have by sitting down and listening to them, trying to understand what’s going on with them and then trying to help them keep their teeth as long as possible. What we found is that most folks that are coming in on a regular basis and we are helping you through this process. We are able to do that.
So, if you are getting up in years and you find that you having more and more problems with your teeth and you need a place to go to be able to manage that. We are your place! Also, not just for the aging population but even for folks that are in their 40’s or 50’s. I have a lot of patients that have started bringing in their elderly parents and their helping take care of those needs.
So, they bring them to us and we are trying to do our best to take care of them, to navigate through those later years in life and to be able to keep their teeth, to be able to function, to be happy, and be pain free as they continue to age. So, the main takeaway from this is that you don’t have to lose your teeth but you really need to be in the right place to help you manage all of that. You need a place where the folks are going to listen, you need a place where your dentist is going to be a little creative, and some of the treatment planning, because there’s not really any cookie cutter way to fix every problem as your teeth get older. Really most of all you really just need a place where people care. I think if you come here and see us, I think you’ll find that we are your place. We are here to take care of you. So, if you have some problems and you want us to take a look at them. Please give us a call, our number is (501) 753-0166