Seniors & Their Oral Health
Aging is no longer the concern as it once was. Modern advancements to our health system have improved our quality of life, and oral health care is no exception.
Did you know that a healthy, straight, white smile could actually shave ten years off your age? The healthy appearance of your teeth is truly a large factor in the overall appearance of your age. So why not combat age with a healthy smile!
Your teeth should be able to remain in your mouth for the duration of your lifespan. Gone are the days of dentures, due to society taking much better care of their teeth, and maintaining their regular dental checkups.
The rules remain the same in your senior years as they did in youryouth…
- Brush twice a day in order to remove plaque – that nasty cavity causing bacteria
- Floss once a day to also remove the plaque between your teeth and around the gum line. Avoiding this step can lead to tarter buildup – which is the hardening effects of plaque
- Limit sugar laden and acidic food and drinks
- Maintain your regular visits with your dentist to receive your cleaning and checkups, ensuring there are no cavities to address before they become a more serious concern.
Specialty Care for Seniors
Despite your best efforts, and the aforementioned advances in dentistry, with age still comes a slight shift in overall health.
Tooth sensitivity can be increased due to multiple fillings in your teeth over the years. As well, gums naturally recede with time also causing tooth sensitivity, and gum disease increases over the age of 40. Dry mouth becomes more prevalent as mentioned, and medications can increase a variety of concerns including dry mouth and teeth sensitivity.
- A lack in your oral hygiene habits
- The type of diet your ingest
- Diabetes, heart disease and cancer
- Stress and smoking
Staying on top of your oral health care is a wise choice as many issues are preventable. Gum disease is one of those concerns that is both preventable and luckily – reversible.
It is important to address any and all concerns early, and at Dentists R Us, our trained professionals are here to do exactly that!
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