Are you in your 50’s or older?There is one disease that no one can ever stop and that is the process of aging. Your
1. The Increased Risk Of Tooth Decay
The number one thing we have to acknowledge is that our teeth won’t fight the battle as they used to. The roots are much weaker and more exposed and damage can easily occur, especially due to bacteria. If cavities occur at this age, we can certainly expect a mouthful of trouble; literally! So better get to brushing if you want to keep your teeth, especially at night time.
2. Dry Mouths
Our mouth becomes increasingly dry as we age and that can pose a problem to fight off the settling bacteria. Our saliva also contains a lot of fighting enzymes that provides lubrication and protection for our teeth. Without it, again the risk of tooth decay increases tenfold. In order to compensate for this, have sips of water throughout the day or you can eat a dentist recommended sugar free gum to keep your mouth from feeling too dry.
3. Gum Disease
Inflammation in gum can pose a series of problems, first of which is bleeding gums and then tooth loss and infection. If you do have bleeding gums or if you think it is leading to gingivitis, do not hesitate to give us a call. We will answer all your questions and recommend treatments for you.
4. Oral Cancer
Although it is not very common, it is not unheard of either. The risk, like every other risk, increases with age.
5. Crowded Teeth
Your teeth keep shifting throughout your life. Sometimes due to the onset of wisdom teeth and sometimes gaps are developed due to extensive flossing or shifting. This makes dental health more difficult because then there are more areas where bacteria can settle or food can get stuck.
Now that you are aware of all of these, you should pay more attention to the details. If you have any queries or confusions, you are always welcome to contact us.