Senior Dental Care Awareness
If you take good care of your teeth, they can last a long time! However, as we get older there are other health factors to take into consideration for our oral health. Certain problems may be make us more susceptible due to our age.
Senior adults can sometimes suffer from dry mouth due to the side effects of some prescription medications. This can be a result from cancer treatment or cardiovascular medications. No matter the exact cause, saliva is needed in your mouth to help neutralize the pH balance. Without this protection, you expose your teeth to damage.
In addition, the Academy of Dentistry provided statistics to indicate that gum disease affects 25% of adults from the ages of 65 to 74 years old. If left untreated, gum disease can develop into gingivitis or serious periodontitis. This can lead to detailed treatments, extractions etc.
Remember to stay diligent with your dental healthcare routines, no matter your age! Contact us at Brown’s Line Dental for more information on dental care in Etobicoke.
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