Did you know that about one-fourth of U.S. adults over 65 are completely toothless? So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that 58 percent of Americans 50 and over have fewer than 21 teeth (of the usual 32).
Unfortunately, lost teeth can lead to poor nutrition—people tend to avoid healthy foods such as vegetables and nuts in favor of more processed foods.
Dentures are the standard solution, but they have disadvantages. They tend to shift and rub. Even well-made dentures can withstand only one-sixth the chewing force that healthy tolerate. Dentures that cover the upper palate result in reduced ability to taste food. One of the more recent solutions enjoying some success is titanium dental implants.
There is good news for Americans under 50: Thanks to fluoridation of public water and improvements in dental care, they have excellent odds of keeping their teeth.
If you are looking for a dentist in the Troy area who utilizes the latest dental techniques and technology, be sure to check out Dr. Douglas Angell. Angell’s Dentistry is committed to providing each of our patients with a beautiful, healthy smile and unmatched dental care. Give our office a call at (248) 362-4330 and be sure to visit our website at: www.angellsdentistry.com.