Gene Shultz, 92 years old, and Jane Shultz, 86 years old, have been patients for 15 years.
The older we get, dental issues can increase or worsen. It’s no secret the mouth loses its strength as the years go by, so it’s vital to be aware of conditions associated with aging that can impact oral health. At Grand Dental Studio, Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Michael Kirk and his caring staff offer dental services specially tailored for senior patients. Maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums, no matter what age, is very important. Our office in Oklahoma City, OK is here to help!
Senior Care: Why?
Did you know only roughly 2% of older Americans have dental insurance? That means 98% of our senior population may be at risk of going without any dental treatment. And the older the person. The more likely they are to need complete care for a multitude of reasons. We can’t let our older citizens’ oral care fall by the wayside. It can be hard for seniors to practice dental hygiene, especially when some can’t brush their teeth or floss because of arthritis. Memory loss can also factor in as well. Over time, there are many changes that occur in the mouth.
It’s these gradual changes that can put a senior’s health at risk. They include:
- Dry Mouth – a result of decreased saliva flow, medicinal effects, or certain diseases.
- Reduced sense of taste – a result of disease, medicines, and denture wear.
- Darker teeth – Smoking and excessive coffee/cola intake can darken enamel.
- Gum disease – as the leading cause of tooth loss, it’s the result of poor dental hygiene, smoking/chewing tobacco, poor eating habits and certain diseases.
- Root decay – Occurs when gum tissues retreat from the tooth.
Your older loved ones will receive fantastic dental care from our staff. A gentle touch is what seniors deserve during their dental care, and that’s where we excel!
A Comfortable Setting
Our office is designed to bring our patients all the comforts of home. Our furniture is super comfortable and relaxing. From the moment you walk in the door, our staff will make you feel at home with friendly service that goes above and beyond anything you expect. A dental appointment can be a nerve-racking experience for some, that’s why we answer all questions and guide everyone through their procedure.
If you thought an appointment couldn’t get any more relaxing, just wait until our Zen Garden spoils your eyes with its ornate beauty. Every patient can enjoy the soothing sights of the lovely garden while they receive treatment. The garden sparkles and changes with the seasons! It truly is a sight to behold. When it comes to pampering our patients, we take the cake. Our mission always has been and always will be to provide general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry in a way that we hope changes a patient’s perception of oral healthcare.
Your Family Dentist 73118
If you are searching for the best family dentist, Oklahoma City’s Dr. Kirk is ready to help. Taking special care of our elderly patients is our priority, and you can rest assured your loved one will receive the best treatment available. Speak with our staff in Oklahoma City, OK, and schedule an appointment today. We also proudly serve the surrounding OKC communities of Bethany, Deer Creek, Edmond, Choctaw, the Village, Nichols Hills, Moore, Piedmont and other great towns in and around Oklahoma City.
Mr. Shultz was a WW2 veteran and had not seen a dentist in many years. When his daughter, Sandra, met Dr. Kirk in 1999 he decided to give him a try. Gene would often say that Dr. Kirk was the most gentle and best dentist he could imagine. Gene and Jane will be missed.