Aging and Dental Health – Part 1

Aging and Dental Health – Part 1

Ideally, you and your family dentist should have a long-term relationship!

You should see your family dentist at least twice a year for “cleaning and screening,” no matter how old you are.

“Long in the tooth” is a tongue-in-cheek expression that refers to getting older. In the past, it was common for gums to recede as people aged. It was assumed that as one grew older, teeth would deteriorate and the eventuality of dentures was almost a given. Advances in dental technology, and diligent dental care now mean that people are more often able to keep their teeth for life!

However, even if replacing some or all teeth is the best treatment option for a patient, as a skilled prosthodontist, Dr. Phillips’ advanced cosmetic dentistry can deliver a fabulous, realistic-looking smile. There are many options – from dentures to dental implants and hybrid prostheses. Best of all, cosmetic dentistry is now a far more comfortable experience than it was thirty or forty years ago.

At Distinctive Dentistry, we have cutting edge technology, nitrous oxide, expertise in sedation dentistry, and a skilled staff that will ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Apart from improving your looks, dental procedures can address issues that occur more commonly in our adult patients, such as sleep apnea and poor nutrition.

The staff at Distinctive Dentistry aim to make your visit as pleasant as possible. We value your input and work with you to create the most attractive smile possible. Our Fife, WA, office has easy access from the freeway and plenty of free parking. We serve patients throughout the greater Tacoma area, including Gig Harbor, Puyallup, and Federal Way. Dr. Phillips is a highly trained prosthodontist who has over 25 years’ experience in advanced restorative dentistry, general family dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

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