KK Dental Associates LLC Middlesex County Health Fair 2011 March 29th Highland Park NJ
Alarming Stats <ul><li>According to Health, United States, 2010,  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40%  of people  SIXTY-FIVE  and ol...
Reasons seniors need dentist <ul><li>Gum Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Implants supported by dentures </li></ul><ul><li>Crowns...
Gum Disease <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep cleaning  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Every  two to three  ye...
Effects of Gum Disease <ul><li>Gum disease can cause needless pain and suffering and cause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult...
Dental Implants supported by Dentures <ul><li>Dentures are only 25% effective at best. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase t...
Crowns <ul><li>If you put a cap on your affected tooth, there is less chance of one having to do a root canal.  </li></ul>...
Tooth Fillings <ul><li>If proper filling is done, this reduces the chances of a person needing root canal </li></ul>Extrac...
Guidelines for Seniors <ul><li>Guidelines for improving oral health and decreasing the risk for dental decay </li></ul><ul...
<ul><ul><li>Get professional oral health care. Professional care helps to maintain the overall health of the teeth and mou...
<ul><ul><li>Limit alcohol. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is a risk factor for oral and throat cancers. Alcohol and...
Thank you! <ul><li>Hope the information provided was helpful!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an appointment today! </li></ul>...
Words cited <ul><li>www.census.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Health/2007/7-05-01-SeniorCitizensMake....
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KK Dental, Dr. Satwah, went to highland park's senior center to educate them about the importance of dental hygiene. Dr. Satwah performed free dental screenings on the seniors and gave them useful tips for keeping good dental hygiene.

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  1. 1. KK Dental Associates LLC Middlesex County Health Fair 2011 March 29th Highland Park NJ
  2. 2. Alarming Stats <ul><li>According to Health, United States, 2010, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of people SIXTY-FIVE and older did not go see the dentist in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That’s 15,841,538 (16 Million) people in USA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That’s 470,218 (Half a Million) people in New Jersey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% is an increase in 2009, compared to 34% in 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons seniors need dentist <ul><li>Gum Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Implants supported by dentures </li></ul><ul><li>Crowns </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth Fillings </li></ul><ul><li>Extractions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gum Disease <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Every two to three years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teeth last much longer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum Surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of diseased bone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eradicates infection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Effects of Gum Disease <ul><li>Gum disease can cause needless pain and suffering and cause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in swallowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Self-esteem </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dental Implants supported by Dentures <ul><li>Dentures are only 25% effective at best. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase this 25%, Dr. Kulkarni recommends implants that support dentures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This increased the longevity of the teeth by 40% to 50% </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Crowns <ul><li>If you put a cap on your affected tooth, there is less chance of one having to do a root canal. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This also prevents teeth from getting fractured </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Tooth Fillings <ul><li>If proper filling is done, this reduces the chances of a person needing root canal </li></ul>Extractions- By specialists <ul><li>Extractions, when done at the right time, reduce infection and help one’s immune system </li></ul>
  9. 9. Guidelines for Seniors <ul><li>Guidelines for improving oral health and decreasing the risk for dental decay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drink fluoridated water and use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride provides protection against dental decay at all ages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice good oral hygiene. Careful tooth brushing and flossing to reduce dental plaque can help prevent periodontal disease. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Get professional oral health care. Professional care helps to maintain the overall health of the teeth and mouth and helps to detect precancerous or cancerous lesions early in their development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid tobacco. Smokers have a seven times greater risk of developing periodontal disease than nonsmokers. Spit tobacco containing sugar also increases the risk of dental decay. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Limit alcohol. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is a risk factor for oral and throat cancers. Alcohol and tobacco used together are the primary risk factors for these cancers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get dental care before undergoing chemotherapy or radiation to the head or neck. These therapies can damage or destroy oral tissues and can cause severe mucosal inflammation and ulcers, loss of salivary function, rampant decay, and bone destruction. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you! <ul><li>Hope the information provided was helpful! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an appointment today! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See you at KK Dental Soon! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Words cited <ul><li>www.census.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Health/2007/7-05-01-SeniorCitizensMake.htm </li></ul>

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