As we grow older, our bodies undergo a variety of changes. Many older adults focus on medical problems but neglect to follow up about signs of poor oral health. Regular dental visits are particularly important as you grow older, as age puts you at higher risk for a variety of oral health problems.
Additionally, because aging decreases immune system reactions, it may be more difficult for older adults to maintain a healthy population of "good" bacteria in their mouths. This makes infection more likely, which can affect the health of the teeth, gums, and even surrounding bone tissue. Those who do develop infections will need to receive a gum disease treatment and may find that they heal less quickly than when they were younger.
Fortunately, you can work to keep your teeth and gums healthy into your 60s, 70s, and beyond. Consider the following recommendations:
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