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Senior Dental Health: Aging and Oral Hygiene

February 10, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , — nawrockidmdteam @ 7:00 pm

In our recent blog entries, we have been focusing on the importance of oral health at all stages of life and today we will talk about oral health concerns for older adults. According to the American Dental Association, getting older doesn’t mean losing all your teeth; with healthy habits, adults should be able to keep their teeth for life. Many people believe that everyone will need dentures at some point. This is an outdated believe, though. These days, more 75% of adults over age 65 still have some or all of their teeth remaining. This is due to increased preventative measures by dental providers and the introduction of fluoride to toothpaste and drinking water. A healthy mouth and teeth can really improve your quality of life and overall health. In our blog today, we will talk about some unique dental health concerns that adults encounter as they age. We will also provide some tips for how maintain the health of your dentition for as long as possible.