Smokeless tobacco use has increased in recent years. While some believe these products are a safer alternative to smoking, they can still have a dramatic effect on your health.
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.
Having a healthy mouth is an important part of having a healthy body. As we age, the connection between our mouths and overall health becomes even more important.
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.
Dry mouth can put you at increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay, and may even make it difficult to eat or talk. If you struggle with this condition, understanding the common causes may help you resolve it.