As we age, good dental health becomes more important. It is a common misconception that tooth loss is inevitable … it’s not! We should be able to keep our natural teeth our whole lives. What IS true is that our teeth change as we age; and previous behaviors that never seemed to harm our teeth before suddenly cause major dental problems. The key is keeping up with regular dental appointments so that we can catch issues before they get to0 big to handle.
If you have an elderly loved one, make sure that they are going to the dentist regularly. Many will forget to make appointments, or forget to brush their teeth altogether. Keeping their teeth healthy will not only increase their comfort, but can even increase the length of their lives.