Ask a Dentist

May 14, 2020

Q: Is it ever too late to get dental care?

A: It’s never too late to seek treatment for your dental problems, just like it’s never too late to visit your doctor for health concerns. In fact, dental care is just as important as your overall healthcare.

Eating and smiling shouldn’t be uncomfortable, no matter what age you are. Talk to your dentist if you experience discomfort whether it is due to chewing, swallowing or pain in the jaw.

Missing teeth that are replaced with dental implants are just as effective in your 30s as they are in your 80s and 90s. Overbite or crossbite can be fixed with Invisalign or braces. Adults in their 50s, 60s, and beyond are still candidates for orthodontic correction so don't let age hold you back!

Crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, and fillings are all options for treating teeth and protecting your smile. IV sedation or laughing gas can make nervous patients more calm and comfortable.

You won’t know for sure until you ask a professional who can make an informed recommendation. We’re always accepting patients of all ages, so don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.