Midlife

Midlife, Ages 36-64

People in this age bracket have busy lives. It’s important to remember not to neglect your oral health in the midst of a career, taking care of your kids and caring for aging parents.

  • Second only to adolescents, women ages 51 and older need the most calcium. Vitamin D and calcium play a major role in strong bones–this includes teeth!
  • People in this age bracket (and older) are more susceptible to oral cancer, and men are twice as susceptible as women. Diagnosing oral cancer at an early stage significantly increases the five-year survival rate.
  • Your teeth may not be as white as it used to be due to years of drinking coffee and wine. There are options for lighting your smile, such as bleaching and veneers.