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The impact of aging on oral health


Posted on 9/25/2023 by Amir Hosseini, DDS
The impact of aging on oral healthAs we age, our bodies undergo numerous and significant changes that affect our oral health. Some of the changes include enamel decay, gum diseases, and tooth loss. Pain and difficulties in eating, speaking, and performing our daily activities are some of the conditions that are related to age.

Facts about aging and oral health


As we grow old, our teeth become more prone to decay and dental issues. This might be caused by several things like changes in saliva production, medicinal drug side effects, and diet issues. Aged people are very susceptible to oral infections, eventually, it may cause tooth loss due to decay, diseases, or other issues.

Maintaining oral hygiene for the aged


Regardless of the demands, there are various ways aging people can maintain their oral health. Regular dental check-ups and tooth cleaning by oral practitioners are necessary for the elderly. Also, early detection is key to the treatment of these dental issues.

Elderly people should brush their teeth at least twice with fluoride toothpaste. They are advised to use a brush with soft and tender bristles since their gum might be damaged by hard bristles. They are also advised to floss and rinse their mouths with mouthwash to eliminate plaque and microorganisms in the teeth. A healthy diet is key for the elderly. Foods have low sugar content and nutritious foods that have calcium and Vitamin D, to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Contact us


Dental visits are a must as you age to keep a healthy and beautiful smile. Our dentists use their expertise and take precautions in preventing and treating dental health problems. In addition to that, their approach to people of different age groups is professional and as comforting as possible. Elderly people have a chance to enjoy and have a beautiful smile for more years. Visit us for check-ups, tips, and advice from our dentists.

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1130 E Sonterra Blvd, Suite 120
San Antonio, TX 78258-4235

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11019 Culebra Rd
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San Antonio, TX 78253

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800 N. Bryant St
Pleasanton, TX 78064

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