• intouch Magazine

Teeth For Life!

“We’re not getting any younger…”

I’m sure if you’re in your fifties, like myself, you can cast your mind back to when you could not only run 10 kilometres – but run it in a relatively fast time. I no longer run – I find it a bit harsh on my joints. In the same way, I reflect on my patients’ dental health and dental function.


Yes, many are experiencing a decline in functional capacity. Sometimes it is due to the loss of a tooth. Sometimes, it is the progressive deterioration associated with gum disease, and sometimes it is wear/erosion of the teeth, causing tooth structure loss and a diminished capacity to chew.