Dentistry for Adults & SeniorsAs you grow older, your dental needs become more complex. You need a dentist who has taken hundreds of hours of continuing dental education courses aimed at treatment specifically for adults and seniors. South Bend Dentist, Jeff Mader, creates beautiful smiles for adults and seniors.
Are you embarrassed of your smile? Do you have missing, chipped, worn or discolored teeth? Do you continue to have problems from past treatments? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Dr. Mader is the right dentist for you. Dr. Mader creates beautiful smiles for adults and seniors daily at his South Bend, Indiana office.
Isn't it time you become a patient of Dr. Mader's! At Dr. Mader's Office, we always accept new patients, so call our office today at (574)271-9000
As part of Dr. Mader's 5-Star philosophy, Beautiful Smiles and Exceptional Dentistry go hand-in-hand when taking care of the needs of adults and seniors. Exceptional Dentistry is giving all patients the highest quality of care with the most advanced, comfortable dentistry available today. In the information following, Dr. Mader explains how to prevent gum disease & other gum problems, the effects of prescription medications on your teeth and how to treat bad breath problems.
Gingivitis and Heart DiseaseGingivitis and Heart Disease have a connection to each other as referenced in an article in the May 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. This article revealed that gum disease may be a stronger risk factor to heart disease than hypertension, high cholesterol, age and gender. Bone loss in periodontal pockets around teeth can mean fatal coronary heart disease and stroke. This new information is a very serious message and Dr. Mader wants to inform everyone on how to prevent gum disease or gum problems. Therefore, Dr. Mader & his staff remain committed to communicating the dental services you need along with regular periodontal probing (the only diagnostic tool in gum disease's early stages).
If you have not been to the dentist lately, we are always accepting new patients and encourage you to make an appointment. By seeing our hygienists regularly coupled with diligent home care we can together prevent most gum problems and maybe even heart disease.
Adults or seniors who take prescription medication may experience dryness of the mouth. Saliva is our natural defense against decay. If you are currently taking prescription medications or have taken them in the past, regular dental check-ups are even more important to catch cavities early.
Do you have problems with bad breath? Are you embarrassed about bad breath? You are not alone; an estimated 40,000,000 Americans suffer from bad breath and spend endless amounts of money attempting to treat it. Bad breath is a condition involving odors from the mouth, nose and sinuses. More persistent problems can be from an underlying cause, such as diabetes, periodontal disease, sinus trouble or a digestive problem. Dr. Mader can help with bad breath problems by giving you treatment and prevention information. Bad breath is caused by VSC's (Volatile sulfur compound), that can build up on your tongue. Daily management versus one time treatment works best. It is also important to brush your tongue with a tongue scraper, and daily brushing & flossing your teeth especially the area surrounding the gums and tongue. Dr. Mader carries and recommends Breath Rx mouthwash. Breath Rx is sugar free & alcohol free and claims to neutralize the sulfurs causing bad breath.