If you’re senior who has undergone any of the smile makeover procedures provided by Phoenix-area cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox, there are two important reasons that you might want to go ahead and schedule your upcoming biannual checkups at Desert Smiles in Glendale.
Seniors have unique dental health challenges. The American Academy of Cosmetic Density reports that older adults in particular battle unique periodontal issues because:
- Certain medications cause you to produce less saliva, and;
- Diminished dexterity translates into less thorough at-home dental care.
The AACD adds that any cosmetic dentistry patients with other pre-existing health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes may begin to see a marked dental health decline as early as their 40s.
Not only do routine dental health exams enable Dr. Wilcox of survey and maintain your dental work, your dentist also can help support your overall health and wellness by screening for any oral cancers or soft tissue abnormalities.
Regardless of your age, why wait to schedule your next dental checkup with Phoenix-area general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Wilcox? Please contact Desert Smiles in Glendale online or call our cosmetic dentistry practice directly to book your next appointment:602-978-1790.