Now we see most people heading into retirement with a full set of healthy teeth and preventative care continues to be a much needed service. Now more than ever these appointments are essential as preventing problems will decrease the chances of needing expensive dental procedures that can be needed if your oral health is being neglected.
Keeping the gums and the bone supporting your teeth healthy has positive effects on your overall health as Periodontal Disease (loss of bone supporting your teeth) is linked to a growing number of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, respiratory disorders and diabetes.
Your dental hygiene visits will include a complete oral cancer screening, gum assessment, decay risk assessment and recommendations to reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease. When we see evidence that gum disease is in an active state your hygienist will make specific recommendations and a treatment plan to arrest the process from continuing. More frequent preventative care appointments can be required to help maintain your gum health and with fixed incomes and the loss of dental insurance these can be financially concerning.
For these reasons many dental professionals choose to implement senior discounts and I am happy to inform you that we have just implemented the Senior Smiles Discount at Hanover Dental Hygiene Care.
For healthy cleanings and gum maintenance cleanings there is now a set fee that will include your dental hygiene exam and cleaning. Your polish and fluoride will be done as needed at no charge a savings of $35.