Category Archives: seniors dental care

Older Adults Still at Risk for Cavities

You may be surprised to learn that children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. Contrary to what most of us would expect, getting older puts us at greater risk for dental problems—erosion of tooth enamel, … Continue reading

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Oral Care Issues Affecting Seniors

Unfortunately, poor oral health can be a contributing factor in the downward spiral in the mental and physical health of older Americans. So if you’ve achieved official “senior citizen” status with a relatively healthy mouth, congratulations. But Angell’s Dentistry wants … Continue reading

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Even Seniors Are at Risk for Cavities

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But today, older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. The bad news is that recent studies reveal that … Continue reading

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What Our Patients Are Saying About Angell’s Dentistry

Dr. Douglas Angell has been providing children and adults with general and cosmetic dentistry for more than 31 years.  “I am committed to providing the highest level of care to all those who come to see me,” says Dr. Angell. … Continue reading

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Link Between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have uncovered how the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, worsens rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by leading to earlier onset, faster progression and greater severity of the disease, including increased bone and cartilage destruction. Studies indicate that compared to … Continue reading

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Link Between Oral Health and Heart Disease

Ongoing research continues to suggest that oral health, and gum disease in particular, is related to serious conditions like heart disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary … Continue reading

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Some Statistics on Tooth Loss

First the bad news … According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astonishing one-fourth of U.S. adults over 65 are completely toothless. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that 58 percent of Americans 50 … Continue reading

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