Getting up there in age might bring some life’s best gifts — grandkids, retirement, and maybe even travel or more time for hobbies. But it can likewise bring unwanted health issues — especially related to your teeth.
As people age, they become prone to having oral health issues naturally.
Here are some of the most common oral health issues faced by older people:
As goes with age, dentin, also known as the bone-like tissue beneath tooth enamel, changes depending on the foods or drinks we consume. A thinning outer layer will allow yellow dentin to show through, which may create the appearance of darkened teeth.
If you lose a tooth and don’t replace it with an implant or dentures, the remaining teeth in your mouth may shift into different spaces, which can result in an uneven jawbone or bite issues.
This is an inflammation of underlying tissue beneath false teeth often caused by ill-fitting dentures or bad hygiene.
After years of consuming acidy foods, your tooth’s roots may become exposed.
Excessive Dry Mouth
Many seniors take a variety of medications that can cause dry mouth. Adequate saliva production is important to prevent decay and infection. Remember to stay hydrated by consuming enough water each day.
Despite all these, you can keep your oral health intact as much as you can despite aging.
Proper treatments at Shinagawa Orthodontics can help you maintain good oral health. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule your FREE dental consultation with us.