Regular Dental Checkups in Your Senior Years

Keeping your teeth healthy is imperative regardless of your age, but especially during your senior years.

Sadly, some middle aged and elderly people aren’t as diligent about oral health and dental checkups as they should be. In fact, older people who lose their teeth do so because of poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene leads to periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss.

dental_checkups_Chittenden_DentalRegular Dental Checkups

Dr. Mike Morris and his team of dental hygienists recommend twice-yearly dental checkups along with twice-yearly professional cleanings. This keeps tooth decay and gum disease at bay. If a cavity is allowed to grow, it could mean a root canal in the future. Having regular dental checkups, helps prevent problems from getting worse.

Comprehensive Dental Checkups Can Detect Cancer

Most people have no idea that Chittenden Dental can identify another health issue just by checking out your mouth. If you have white patches on the roof of your mouth, a sore on your tongue that won’t go away or deal with bleeding gums on a regular basis it could be a sign of something more serious. When it comes down to it, prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Dental Checkups for Routine Problems

If you are one of those people who are more susceptible to cavities or gum disease, Chittenden dental can help. Dr. Morris may recommend more than two appointments every year to control your periodontal disease or susceptibility to tooth decay.

Diagnosing problems early on means less time spent in the dentist chair and less money out of your bank account. Remember, a small filling is much less invasive than a root canal or extraction.

Call for a Dental Checkup Today

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your Burlington dentist, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mike Morris because you won’t be sorry. Call today.


Our purpose is to listen to our patients, so together, we can achieve ideal outcomes. We will provide care in a comfortable environment, which supports lifelong friendships.

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258 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401