Smiles for Life: Keeping Your Teeth Natural

It has come across our attention at 7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre that many aging patients are concerned about losing teeth as they grow older. The truth of the matter is that there is no reason for senior citizens to lose their teeth other than because of oral disease.

Your perfect smile can last you a lifetime, if you take proper care of it.

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“Most dental professionals are seeing that these older citizens are keeping their teeth healthy, allowing for a natural smile with no need of dental implants or dentures.”

The aging generation is now one of the fastest growing populations in North America. Most dental professionals are seeing that these citizens are keeping their teeth healthy, allowing for a natural smile with no need of dental implants or dentures.

However, a natural smile that lasts a lifetime is only possible with proper oral health care ”which typically requires an annual visit to the team at 7 Oaks Laser Dental.

We have found that seniors take longer breaks from visiting the dentist,  says Dr. Raj Hundal, it seems as if they stop caring because they don’t think their oral hygiene matters anymore. 

Proper oral health care is essential for older people for a multitude of reasons. One of which is dry mouth, which slows down the production of saliva. Often seen in elderly patients, dry mouth can be harmful because saliva helps to prevent tooth decay by washing away food particles and eliminating acids. Luckily, a dentist can fix dry mouth.

Senior citizens should also remember to maintain a regiment of daily flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste. Elderly people are likely to get cavities where older fillings have broken or where receding gums have left unprotected surfaces.

In addition, for elderly patients to maintain optimal oral health, snacks with sugars and starch should be eliminated.

Keep your smile healthy and complete with proper oral care! Take some time to contact us at 7 Oaks Laser Dental for a check-up and cleaning today.

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Our Location

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre is conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.

7 Oaks Laser Dental Centre

#328 – 32900 South Fraser Way,
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Phone: 604-870-9838
Fax: 604-870-9839
Email: info@7oaks-smile.com

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WHAT IS THE ITERO® ELEMENT™ INTRAORAL SCANNER?

The iTero Element Scanner is a digital impression system that allows your local dentist to forgo messy putty in your mouth. We can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.

NO GOOP. NO GAG. NO WORRIES.

During the impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or just want to ask a question. We can use the scanner for new patient, hygiene and Invisalign appointments.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Eliminates the need to retake impressions.
  • Fast and accurate.
  • No unpleasant taste or smell.
  • See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH OUR ITERO ELEMENT SCANNER

The iTero element scanner ensures a more accurate impression from the start, resulting in improved treatment and a more comfortable patient experience. Please feel free to ask us any questions about iTero, online or on the phone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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A Dentist Near Me

32900 S Fraser Way #328, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5A1

Conveniently located on the main level of Abbotsford’s SevenOaks Shopping Centre, home to over 100 stores and plenty of Free Parking.