More than half of Americans over fifty say that “a smile” is the one physical feature that stays attractive, no matter a person’s age, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Even so, as we get older, cumulative wear and tear on the teeth and gums can be an issue, says AACD President Dr. Jack Ringer. Patients with heart disease and diabetes see some of the most rapid declines in their oral health, often as early as their forties.
In addition to routine dental exams, a few cosmetic procedures can take years off a person’s life. “It’s never too late to get your dream smile,” says Dr. Elliot of Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. “A cosmetic dentist can restore functionality, comfort and confidence – which is important to overall happiness at any point in life.”
According to Long Island cosmetic dentists, the most popular procedures for older patients include:
Beyond aesthetic concerns, studies suggest the health of your mouth has been linked with your health at large. “Tooth loss could be used as an early marker of mental and physical decline in older age, particularly among 60-74 year-olds,” said Georgios Tsakos, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London.
Researchers at UCL found that people over 60 with good dental hygiene performed 10 percent better on mental cognition and walking speed tests than people with false teeth.
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are happy to assist patients of any age who wish to improve their teeth. They work with all budgets to offer low monthly payment plans, in addition to accepting all major insurance carriers, the Citi Health Card, CareCredit, Springstone Patient Financing, and other arrangements.
Call 631-296-0549 for more details or to book an appointment at our office, located at 31 Fairway Drive in Rocky Point, NY 11778.
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