If you maintain daily oral hygiene habits, you can keep the teeth you have for a life! However, as your body ages and under goes different physical changes, your oral health can also be affected. You may be at risk for certain dental problems.
Tooth or Root Decay
Seniors can sometimes suffer from dry mouth due to medication side effects. This can be a result from cancer treatment or cardiovascular medications. No matter the cause, saliva is an essential to neutralize the bacteria and acids in your mouth. With dry mouth, you have less saliva and it can expose your teeth to more damage over time.