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We are never too old to have healthy teeth and gums. And we are never old enough to stop seeing our dentists!

Even though the need for dental care is so important, seniors tend to neglect their oral health. As many seniors are living longer and enjoying active lifestyles, ensuring good dental health for seniors is very important.

Many health conditions that affect seniors can stem from poor oral health. Tooth decay and gum disease has been linked to other serious conditions such as strokes. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream when tooth decay and gum disease are present. This can result in weakened immune systems and more health problems.

It is not uncommon for seniors to have dentures. Dentures require special attention. If dentures loosen over time, gums can get irritated, become uncomfortable and can affect nutrition.

Seniors should make regular visits to their dentists for check-ups and dental cleanings. If you have any specific questions on dental care for seniors, be sure to ask your dentist.

Overview

Caregivers:

Daily mouth care can improve the overall health of seniors by decreasing dental disease, which may help reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as aspiration pneumonia and cardiovascular disease, and could help with the control of diabetes.

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Complications:

As we age, oral health is not just about having a good set of teeth. Just as aging changes different systems within the body, the oral cavity also undergoes a number of changes with increasing age.

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Oral Health & Aging:

There is a strong relationship between your oral health and your overall physical health.

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Cavity prevention:

The causes of tooth decay are the same for all ages. Decay happens when the bacteria in plaque feeds on the sugar in our diet.

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Gum disease prevention:

Gum disease (periodontal disease) often progresses at a slow pace, with no pain. As a result, it’s very common in older adults. Gum disease isn’t just about your mouth - there is evidence linking gum disease to heart disease, respiratory disorders and strokes.

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Prevention and Maintenance:

Maintaining proper oral health remains important in your senior years as it not only benefits your oral health, but can also influence your overall health and quality of life.

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