At Smiles Unlimited, we work hard to provide quality dental care for patients of all ages. This includes older adults and seniors. Dr. Rakhi Jani is pleased to offer geriatric dentistry, sometimes called geriodontics, which includes diagnosing, preventing, and treating problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases. As you age, your mouth changes, and it becomes even more important to take good care of your smile. Our dentist and dental team are prepared to treat a variety of dental problems and conditions that commonly affect our older patients, including:

• Periodontal disease (gum disease)
• Tooth decay
• Tooth infection
• The loss of one or more teeth
• Ill-fitting dentures
• Dry mouth (xerostomia)
• Oral ulceration
• Mucosal lesions

To make certain that your smile stays in good health as you age, we encourage you to maintain good dental hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth at least twice each day and flossing at least once each day. If you wear dentures, be sure to clean them every day and remove them for at least four hours every day (or remove them every night). We also encourage you to quit smoking and other types of tobacco use, which can severely damage your dental health. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about geriatric dentistry in Livermore, California, and how to keep your smile healthy as you age.