Senior Dental Care and Healthy Aging

Senior Dental Care and Healthy Aging

Don’t be sad that you have to get older. It’s a luxury that many people can’t afford. That is really accurate! Even though it’s upsetting to see your health decline with age, you don’t have to accept bad breath and tooth loss as natural consequences of getting older. Maintaining good dental health has always been crucial because of the correlation between mouth and total health and fitness. Dr. Motiwala discusses common issues that may arise in senior dental care and oral health, as well as solutions.

Gum Disease

Approximately 70% of people over the age of 65 suffer from gum disease, as reported by the CDC. In the elderly population, gum disease is the primary culprit in tooth loss. Inflamed and infected gums are the result of your body’s attempt to combat harmful bacteria. According to the American Dental Association, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age is multiplied by four if you’re chronically exposed to inflammation in the body.

Tooth Loss & Replacement

You only get one permanent set of adult teeth once your baby teeth have fallen out. Protecting against oral cancer and gum disease will allow you to preserve your natural teeth for as long as feasible. You don’t want to have to worry about losing your teeth.

Tooth loss is extremely prevalent, even among those who practice meticulous oral hygiene. Recent developments in restorative dentistry have resulted in a wide variety of possibilities for tooth replacement. Bridges, dentures, and dental implants can help you eat, speak, and enjoy life again by replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile to its full, healthy condition. Your dentist can advise you on the best approach to clean and care for your new dental modifications in the same manner as your natural teeth.

Veneers, which may be applied quickly and easily, may also be of interest if years of life have taken their toll on your smile.

Oral Cancer

The chance of acquiring mouth cancer increases dramatically after the age of 40. The best chance of survival and recovery from oral cancer is with frequent screenings and biannual visits to the dentist. Quitting (or never starting) tobacco and alcohol use is crucial in the fight against oral cancer. The cells in your mouth (and elsewhere in your body) will be negatively affected by these toxins.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth (xerostomia) can be caused by diabetes and some drugs. Saliva plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health. Tooth decay is exacerbated by the prevalent condition of dry mouth. If your mouth feels drier than usual, see your dentist and up your water intake.


Some older persons have difficulty maintaining their dental health with routine hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, despite the fact that poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. If you want to improve your health and wellness as a whole, your dentist can advise you on how to do so. When visiting the dentist, don’t hold back on discussing any concerns you may have.

The Dentist Still Wants to See You!

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential at any age. Children and teenagers aged one hundred and ninety-two should:

  • Please remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Every day, you should floss.
  • Get dental checkups twice a year.
  • Stick to a balanced diet and limit your intake of sugary foods.
  • Don’t partake in caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or tobacco.

The state of your mouth can be indicative of how well the rest of your body is doing and can have an effect on your general well-being. Taking good care of your teeth, gums, and mouth can help ensure that your body stays healthy and strong throughout this exciting time in your life.

If you want to spend your elderly years smiling as brightly as possible, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.

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