Dr. Chen at holisticdentistcare in San Diego area needs meticulous diagnosis and planning before she starts any procedure in her holistic dental office. The more information about your oral habit , your life style and general health , the better diagnosis she can advise . The best dental health is a journey that takes weeks and months to achieve. A consultation at Dr. Chen Holistic Dental Centre allows us to gather and record all this information and in our quest to provide the best available treatment we have invested in the most advanced diagnostic systems.
Digital x-rays - These Instant magnified images, reduced radiation exposure so you are safer, can be copied and viewed on computers, easy to share and send for opinions or even to our patients if they need it at a later stage .
Carie-scan-This device allows us to detect decay before it can be seen on the surface of the teeth . Having this allows us to prevent or treat early before the cavity progresses. A cavity caught this early often needs no drilling! So usually no injection either.Air Abrasion system – A stream of tiny particles in an airstream can be used to gently clean suspect areas of tooth surface , this allows the dental team to have a better view without needing to use ant drills or any injections.
As we age, our bodies do not function like they’re supposed to. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that elderly people are more prone to conditions which can negatively affect every part of the body, and sadly this is true for oral health as well. Gerontologists (scientists studying the process of aging) have found that elderly people with muscles weakness, sudden loss of the weight etc.
Gerondontology studies , found that over 5 million people aged over 65 have significant oral health problems caused by frailty and old age . Dexterity causes limited mobility, no matter how small, can have an extremely detrimental effect on our ability to care for our own health.
In terms of oral health, this means effective toothbrushing becomes much more difficult and limited and this, coupled with a difficulty in maintaining balanced nutrition, often leads to more frequent sugar intake. Furthermore, those with health problems are also more likely to use medicine to compromise that. Other things like unpleasant conditions such as dry mouth is far more common. In elderly and compromised patients - a dry mouth is also a major factor in oral health problems like gum disease, as harmful bacteria thrive in these conditions.
A part of the study examined a number of hospitalised elderly patients over a six-month period, and it revealed that frail adults are more likely to feel self-conscious about their teeth, gums or dentures- many are also unhappy with how their teeth look in general. Unfortunately, the
study also confirmed that frail adults access dental care less often, as in many cases a trip to the dentists is impossible for people with severe mobility problems. All of these factors create an urgent need to move towards a more effective system for oral health care of our elderly.
Giving people access to dental services in hospitals, residential homes, as well as for those still living in their own homes is a real and viable option, and oral health training for carers also should take a greater priority.providing good oral health for our patients is always a top priority in our office , no matter their age.
858-459-5445 if you need a holistic dentist in San Diego area