What is Root Decay? Root decay (also called “root caries” or “root cavities”) occurs when cavities form on the root surfaces of your teeth. The root surfaces are not usually … Read More →
Root cavities can be particularly dangerous because they form and grow quickly, and are difficult to treat. Here’s why seniors are at increased risk, and what you can do to prevent root cavities.
Oral health has a direct link to your overall health, which is why tooth brushing is so important. For seniors and people with mobility impairments, tooth brushing can be difficult. These tips may help.
Approximately one-in-five Americans over age 65 are currently experiencing tooth decay that goes untreated. Though we live in an age where older adults are less likely to lose their teeth, it’s important to not neglect our oral health as we age.