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Rochester, Mich.–– June 1, 2018––As throngs of Baby Boomers head into their retirement years, preventative care and quality of life are key factors driving aging Americans to look at their long-term oral health, according to Marco L. Tironi, D.D.S., at Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry—a Rochester, Michigan, practice that focuses on cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry.
“Even if you’ve been less than attentive about your oral health in the past, it’s never too late to start,” Dr. Tironi explains. “Today’s advanced dentistry is a philosophy that goes beyond teeth and looks at the overall health and well-being of the head, neck and jaw.”
Dr. Tironi reminds patients that no matter what phase of life they are in, complete dental health can be achieved and maintained in three mindful steps.
- See your dentist for regular checkups and teeth cleaning twice a year
“While seemingly obvious, this is one of the most efficient ways to ensure dental health. Dentists often have a unique opportunity to not only treat patients’ oral health, but also screen for other medical conditions that may manifest initially in patients’ mouths,” Dr. Tironi said.
- Replace missing teeth
On average, Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 will have lost as many as six teeth (not including the “wisdom” teeth); 10 percent of people over age 50 have lost all of their teeth; and for those over age 75, that number jumps to one in three.
“Although tooth loss is often a traumatic experience for the patient, missing teeth—also known as “edentulism”—often brings esthetic, functional and psychosocial concerns,” Dr. Tironi said. “If left untreated, patients may experience diminished facial support, loss of jaw bone support for other teeth, drifting and shifting of neighboring teeth, inability to eat/chew, difficulty speaking and an overall decrease in their quality of life.”
According to Dr. Tironi, dental implants are one of the best options to replace missing teeth because they mimic the roots of natural teeth and also offer the ability to replace single or multiple teeth without relying on neighboring teeth to provide support. Through the use of specialized radiographs and CT scans, dental implants can offer esthetic and functional results when used in the proper indications.
- Capitalize on latest technology when presented with the option
Dr. Tironi asserts that the latest in dental technology can enhance the overall standard of patient care and provide the best outcomes for patients due to:
- Efficiency: Equates to shortened appointment treatment times—some even cut in half—and often fewer follow-up visits;
- Predictability: Improved imaging and diagnostics allow dentists to make better decisions prior to recommending or starting treatment—and the use of advanced dental materials and techniques result in longer lasting, aesthetic dentistry to be attainable for every dental patient;
- Comfort and Experience: An integral part of advanced dentistry is about the patient experience. Dentists increasingly offer their patients small tech comforts such as music/headphones and video glasses to enhance the overall dental experience—along with non-tech amenities including blankets, beverages, neck pillows and hot towels.
“As baby boomers continue on their journey toward preserving beautiful smiles, being proactive with their dentists will help them attain overall optimal health for years down the road,” Dr. Tironi said.
To learn more about Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry and the additional restorative and cosmetic dental services provided at the practice, visit www.discoverdh.com.
About Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry
Founded in 1990 by Dr. Kurt Doolin and with the introduction of Dr. Jeff Haddad in 2001, Doolin Haddad Advanced Dentistry delivers the latest advances in dentistry to their patients. Beyond dental school, Dr. Doolin is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute, the Pikos Implant Institute and the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Haddad is a graduate and Fellow of LVI. Both doctors perform complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry, treat TMJ disorders and are sought after speakers on relevant topics in the advanced dentistry field. Marco Tironi, D.D.S., joined the practice in 2013 and has continued his training at Spear Education, LVI and the Misch International Implant Institute. Discover Health. Discover Happiness. Discover How. DiscoverDH. To learn more, visit www.discoverdh.com.