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Oral Health Tips for Older Adults

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 21st September 2016 | 0 comments
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Diseases and some medications can lead to oral health problems among older adults. They should take great care of their mouths

for good oral health — as it also impacts overall health, including heart disease and diabetes risk.

Key takeaways:

  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing will help to remove dental plaque that may lead to gum disease and tooth loss.
  • Check for changes in the mouth such as numbness, sores, lumps, even difficulty chewing — and immediately see a dentist or doctor.
  • Dry mouth is a concern especially for people with diabetes. It can lead to infection, cavities and difficulty when talking or swallowing.

It’s especially important to take care of your teeth and gums if you have a health condition like diabetes or heart disease – or if you are taking medicines that can cause oral health problems.

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It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

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