How Oral Health Is Affected As You Age
Just as the rest of our bodies change as we grow older, our mouths likewise are impacted by age. Unfortunately, older adults are at an increased risk for tooth decay, oral cancer, bone loss, and other dental problems. Good oral health is strongly related to the overall health of our bodies, and it is essential to maintain strong oral hygiene practices as we continue to age. If teeth are properly cared for, they can last a lifetime with only minimal restorative work.
Because we know that oral health tends to decline with age, it is particularly important to establish good oral hygiene habits while we are still young and to continue ...