Good oral health is essential no matter what your age. Regular preventive care is vital for maintaining a healthy mouth, especially for seniors. It’s very important for our senior patients to remember that their oral health may be particularly at risk due to recession of the gums and possible changes in the composition of their saliva.
Previous generations accepted the idea that their smiles would eventually deteriorate, and there was little that could be done to rectify the situation because older people suffer tooth loss and gum recession, along with other dental problems. While these problems are nothing to smile about, thankfully times have changed.