This myth represents one of the amazing transformations that has occurred over the past century. It used to be common for older people to lose their teeth; in fact, even in 1971, approximately half of all Americans over 65 years of age were lacking teeth. However, twenty years later, studies showed that this number in patients ages 65-74 had dropped to above 27%.
Even as the loss of teeth has decreased among older patients, preventative and restorative dental services have improved to address losses that do occur. Although dental care providers in the past may have assumed that losing teeth was inevitable as patients aged, and thus did not emphasize proper treatments, at Kauffman we know that our older patients do not need to be resigned to toothlessness. So, we want to make sure that our older patients are aware of the advantages of both preventative and restorative services available to them.
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"I cannot believe how beautiful my grandmother’s dentures look and fit. We only wish we found you sooner s..."
"Thank you so much for having the compassion and energy to do this type of work. I’m watching one..."
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