Dental Diseases In The Elderly

9 Important Changes

It is common for dentists to receive elderly patients with multiple dental problems.

It is important to recognize that, during old age, certain alterations in oral health may occur, even if a regular hygiene routine such as brushing and flossing is maintained.

Common Oral Diseases and Changes in Older Adults

Dental changes As we age, it is natural for teeth to change color and shape.

The absence of teeth interferes with the chewing function. With age, a loss of gum strength and the movement of healthy teeth.

Dental loss in the elderly Approximately 20% of people over the age of 65 have lost all their teeth. This condition is twice as common in those 75 years and older.

It is advisable to visit the dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings and periodic exams.

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