Dental care services for senior citizens
Most people are born with a beautiful white smile and a mouth full of perfect teeth, although they may not be perfectly straight, of course. In decades past, dental care in Sacramento, California (and everywhere else) was much more complicated and far less comfortable than it is today. As our aging population continues to grow, there is more demand than ever before for affordable and practical dental solutions for senior citizens.
Even better, technology and dental care have caught up with the times, and Dr. Kosta Adams and his team have solutions that will work with your active senior lifestyle. Today’s dental materials are guaranteed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
Facts about dental care for seniors
Many senior citizens are on a fixed income, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on dental care. In fact, as we grow older, we require more dental care, not less. Here are some other facts to consider:
- Most senior citizens don’t have dental insurance
- The highest rate of periodontal disease is found in the aging population
- Dental insurance benefits are very limited
- Most dental insurance plans have a maximum benefit that is unrealistic
The maximum benefit for many dental insurance plans was set nearly 50 years ago and has not been raised to accommodate the rising cost of living. Because of this, and since senior citizens live on a fixed income, many put off seeking dental care due to finances. Unfortunately, this leads to even more oral health challenges that can include tooth loss or worsening periodontal disease.
For seniors who got dental work done a few years or decades ago, it may be time for a checkup and some replacements.
Dental care options for senior citizens in Sacramento, CA
Are you concerned about dental care as you grow older? Please get in touch with Dr. Kosta Adams and the team at Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, California. You can call us at (916) 999-1302 or contact us online for more information about the dental care services we provide to senior citizens.