3 Dental Health Goals for Senior and Boomer Adults

In today’s health and safety environment, it’s even more important to do what’s necessary to maintain good health, including dental health. Dr. DeCapite understands that many people are concerned about their own safety when considering whether to venture out to public places, like their dentist’s office.  However, we also know how critical it is to get the quality care that comes with a professional checkup and cleaning.

Dr. Jim DeCapite wants to reassure our senior patients in the Metro Detroit area that we are here to help with three dental health goals:

  • Be proactive about gum disease: The CDC says that about 2 in 3 (68%) adults age 65 years and older have gum disease. Visiting the dentist regularly is a great way to catch issues in the gums before it turns to periodontitis, a common concern for older adults. Preventing gum disease can also help prevent heart disease, a serious concern for older adults.
  • Maintain healthy teeth: Older adults are also more prone to losing teeth when they are not cared for properly. A regular visit to the office of DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help us catch small cavities before they become big problems. We know that extensive procedures are not fun at any age and work with our patients to keep those teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
  • Maintain good overall health: Good nutrition depends on being able to eat properly without pain, so maintaining healthy teeth can also contribute to a healthier body overall. Good dental health is connected to a proper immune system, a healthy heart, and many other health goals for older adults.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we care about all our patient’s dental health and overall well-being. We are particularly concerned that older adults need to continue to visit our office on a regular basis, to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Our professional staff encourages everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways that a regular checkup and cleaning can help them enjoy the highest quality dental health.

Our office is open by appointment. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about senior dental care is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor, or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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