ORAL HEALTH IN PEOPLE OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE.
The passage of time leaves its mark on the body, including the teeth and gums. As you get older, it is very important to take care of your teeth and oral health. The idea we have is that it is inevitable that teeth are lost, but it is not true, if cared for properly and with the help of your dentist, teeth can last a lifetime.
How do I maintain good oral health if I’m 60 or older?
With proper home care and regular dental checkups, teeth can last a lifetime. Regardless of your age, keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
Factors that affect this age.
– Inadequate diet
– Poor oral hygiene
– Systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and some medications can cause reduced salivary flow. This increases the risk of cavities and gingivitis.
– Environmental factors such as stress and smoking
The saliva essential for the prevention of caries and gingivitis
Saliva plays a fundamental role in the protection against caries and gingivitis, to prevent the reduction of the salivary flow, it is recommended to drink a lot of water, chew sugar-free gum or, if you wear dental prosthesis, suck on sugar-free candies.
Sensitivity may worsen as you get older. The gums retract with time and poor brushing technique, exposing areas of the tooth that are not protected by the enamel. These areas are particularly prone to pain from hot or cold food or drinks. Consult the dentist, as sensitivity may indicate a more serious disorder, such as a cavity, tooth decay, or gum retraction.
Do not hesitate to visit our facilities, in our clinics Asisa Dental can help you at this stage of your life and clarify all your doubts.