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Dental Care for Seniors

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The older we get, the more important maintaining different aspects of your body’s health becomes. Getting enough exercise and maintaining a healthy balanced diet are necessary in order to live a long life free from pain and health issues.

Advanced age can also make someone more susceptible to oral care problems. Here are a few examples of said problems:

“Darkened teeth . Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin — the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel — and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. Also caused by thinning of the outer enamel layer that lets the darker yellower dentin show through.

Diminished sense of taste . While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to this sensory loss.

Uneven jawbone . This is caused by tooth and then not replacing missing teeth. This allows the rest of the teeth to drift and shift into open spaces.

Denture-induced stomatitis . Ill-fitting dentures, poor dental hygiene, or a buildup of the fungus Candida albicans cause this condition, which is inflammation of the tissue underlying a denture.”

The best way to prevent any of these issues is to ensure that you maintain your regular dental routine at home that includes regular brushing, flossing, rinsing and thorough cleaning of the tongue. Visiting your Aylmer dentist on regular occasions is also a key part in keeping your dental health at an optimal level.

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