Modern dentistry has helped us keep our teeth longer, which is great news. At the same time, because seniors have their teeth longer, chances of dental caries is higher.
Teeth are exposed to a number of damaging factors. Everyone can develop cavities, young or old. The good news is, there are numerous ways to prevent tooth decay and numerous techniques in treating them. However, seniors may be more prone to developing cavities.
Elderly patients need extra attention on their oral care. Regular dental check up is absolutely needed. Encourage them to visit their dentists on schedule. The dentist will check for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer detection and root decay.
If you have any questions, please call us at 323-771-7254.
By Ladan Zinati