Dental care for older people

Dental care for older people

Advancing age puts many older people at risk of a number of oral health problems, such as the following: Darkened teeth. Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin, the bone like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel, and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Dry mouth. Dry mouth is caused by reduced saliva flow, which can be a result ofcancer treatments that use radiation to the head and neck area, as well as...

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Keeping your Gums Healthy

Keeping your Gums Healthy

People are living longer and healthier lives. And, older adults also are more likely to keep their teeth for a lifetime than they were a decade ago. However, studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease and need to do more to maintain good oral health. Whatever your age, it is important to keep your mouth clean, healthy and feeling good. And it is important to know the state of your periodontal...

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