San Diego Senior Dental Care
Dr. Roya Mirkhan is a well known dental specialist practicing in San Diego
area. Dr. Mirkhan has been providing top quality dental services to her
patients since 1997. Her practice utilizes extensive scientific research
and the state of the art know - how to provide highly specialized dental
care which include Dental Implants, Periodontal Disease Management and
Prevention, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, All-On 4, 6, 8 Implants
and Comprehensive Treatment Plans which are diligently followed through
Dr. Mirkhan is the recipient of many regional and national awards in the
field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. She has been recognized
as “ America’s Top Dentist” by Consumer Council of America
and has been elected as “Top Dentist” by Peer Review since
2008. Additional awards include the “Top Doctors and Dentists Award
“ as chosen by popular ranking by patients on WebMD and other leading
health care organizations since 2010.
Dr. Mirkhan has been affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla
and manages a highly specialized private practice located at Scripps Coastal
Medical Offices in Del Mar/ Carmel Valley area.
Currently, Dr. Mirkhan directs the ButterFlies Smile®️Dental Program,
a unique and compassionate Mobile Dental Program geared towards serving
the needs of San Diego’s Senior Communities. Unfortunately, a large
number of Seniors in the San Diego area suffer from lack of adequate dental
care and have to live the rest of their lives with unhealthy gums and
teeth which not only greatly reduces their confidence but contributes
to their compromised overall health.
ButterFlies Smile®️is designed to address this important social concern
and offers minimally invasive treatments to Senior population.
Changing the Way the World Ages
Aging & Dental Health
Routine dental exams are as important for older adults as they are for
younger adults, if not more so. After all, the quality of life of all
ages, especially an elderly person is directly related to how he or she
can eat, speak and smile. Poor oral health can lead to periodontal disease
and tooth decay.
Untreated gum disease is directly related to our overall health. It can
contribute to heart disease, stroke, arthritis, diabetes and high blood
pressure. Scientific research supports that what affects a person’s
mouth can affect his or her body and vice versa. Taking care of our teeth
and gums is as essential to a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise.
Scientific evidence supports the connection between the following; especially
in older adults with chronic illnesses who also take many medications:
- Dry Mouth, Snoring, and Pneumonia,
- Bacterial Plaque and Respiratory infections
- Gum Disease and Heart Disease
- Gum Disease and compromised immune system
Changes & Challenges
As we grow older, our abilities change and new behavioral patterns emerge,
so our oral health care strategies must change, too.
It is not a given that we must lose our teeth in old age. Properly cared
for teeth and gums can last us for as long as we live. By following our
effective Dental Maintenance Program, older adults can keep their teeth
and enjoy a healthy mouth. The aging population face many oral challenges
that if left undiagnosed and untreated, may have a serious health implication such as:
Dry Mouth Syndrome – Results in high number of tooth decay, mouth sores and ulcers
- Can contribute to “tooth weakening/chipping”,
- Creates bad breath & periodontal (gum) disease
- Contributes to bronchopneumonia and respiratory infections
Gastric Reflux – Stomach acid/heart burn can end up in the mouth, eroding tooth structure
and damaging gum tissues
Certain Medication – Certain heart and blood pressure medication can lead to serious gum disease
if teeth and gums are not cleaned properly, leading to tooth loss.
Diabetes & Osteoporosis – Can lead weakening of our bone structures including the jaw bone, and
gum disease with tooth loosening if left untreated.
Alzheimer Disease & Old Age – For an adult whose health and independence has been disrupted by this
traumatic condition, a clean mouth can make them feel healthier, more
comfortable and more attractive.
Denture Wearers – Those who have lost many or all of their teeth may get fungal infections,
gum shrinkage or sore and sensitive gums.
We cater to older patients with any of the following concerns and more:
We offer the following dental services:
- Comprehensive Dental Exam
- Complete Periodontal Evaluation
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Digital X rays
- Emergency Exams
- Teeth & Gum Deep Cleaning
- Gum Disease Prevention with Local Drug Therapy
- Anti-Cavity Treatment
- Oral Hygiene Instructions to Patients and Caregivers
- Oral Hygiene Kit
- Fillings & Sealants
- Sedation Dentistry for Phobic Patients and in case of Major Dental Procedures
- Denture Repairs & Relines
As an elderly patient, you are facing a unique set of concerns in comparison
to someone younger than you. Our oral care experts have the experience
and education to help you combat any number of concerns, including but
not limited to dry mouth, gum disease, bacterial plaque, respiratory infections, and more.
At Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, our team of San Diego dental
professionals strives to provide a comprehensive dental program for seniors.
No matter the complications or complexities of your particular situation,
we want to provide you with the services you need, helping improve your
quality of life overall. Whether you live in a senior residence, assisted
living home, retirement community, or on your own, we will make our program
work for you.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by emailing us at info@ButterFliesSmile.com.