The latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment help people now days keep their teeth longer than before. But still this does not change the fact that age is yet another factor that increases the risk of periodontal disease. 50% of non-institutionalized people over age 55 have periodontitis. One out of four people age 65 and older are missing all of their teeth and have receding gum tissue. In fact, Periodontal disease and tooth decay is the main factor in tooth loss.
Nice healthy gums are not only about having a beautiful smile. It is about maintaining the quality of an enjoyable life. Each tooth has an essential role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Also with dentures and loose or missing teeth often a person is limited in their diet, since biting into fresh fruits and vegetables is not only difficult, but also painful. This results in an improper diet. Risk factors that may make older people more vulnerable include general health, medications, weakened immune system, depression, less saliva production, and memory deterioration. Dr. Rashti‘s office, offers several services for periodontal disease and dental implants. For a free consultation please contact Periodontist Beverly Hills office in Beverly Hills.