Older adults can expect to experience a few age-related changes in their lifetime including problems with the teeth and gums. They may not be as concerned about the color of their braces or how much money the tooth fairy gives out anymore, but avoiding poor dental health in older adulthood requires consistent smile care.
Tooth Decay —
Dry mouth —
Did you know that saliva plays an important role in protecting your teeth and gums from plaque and other unhealthy bacteria? This means that people who experience dry mouth, which can be caused by medications, often see an increase in tooth decay.
Gum Disease —