Golden Years, Ages 65+
Seeing a dentist, eating a healthy diet and brushing and flossing are just as important at this age as it was when you were a kid. Moderate to severe gum disease occurs in more than 60 percent of people over age 65. This is a great reason to make it a priority to see us regularly!
- Frequent self-checks for oral cancer are important. Use a mirror to look in your mouth and throat for red and white patches, sores, lumps or any other unusual changes.
- A side effect of many prescriptions is dry mouth. To combat dry mouth, avoid dry foods, spicy foods, alcohol and tobacco and stay hydrated. If the problem persists, ask us about over-the-counter medicines to help.
- If you’ve lost teeth over the years, you have many options with dentures, implants and bridges to replace your natural teeth.