Aging and dental health should be a concern. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, not aging itself.
With a healthy lifestyle, good oral hygiene and oral health habits you can keep your teeth for the rest of your life.
Special Teeth and Gum Concerns for Aging and Dental Health
Because decay can happen anywhere in the tooth, as you get older, the dental caries are more likely to develop in the center of the tooth. Decay can also happen under old dental restorations.
If you have older dental restorations schedule an appointment with my dental clinic in Downtown Portland. I can examine your old crowns, fillings and other dental restorations to make sure you are free from tooth decay.
Gum disease is an infection that affects the gums and bone that support your teeth. As a result it is the number one reason adults lose their teeth. In addition to tooth loss, research indicates that there is a connection between gum disease and overall health. If you have periodontal disease, you could be in the high-risk category for Alzheimer’s disease. Experts say that mouth inflammation can influence other parts of your body and as a result lead to disease.
Tooth Pain and Other Oral Health Problems
Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth along with gum disease could prevent you from eating the food you need. If you are experiencing jaw pain, tooth pain, mouth sores or any other type of oral discomfort that causes you problems when you eat, it’s time to call my Downtown Portland dental practice.
Aging and Dental Health
As you age, you are more susceptible to heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. As a dentist in Downtown Portland, I have the tools to help diagnose problems that may need to be investigated more thoroughly. In fact, often times your dentist will be the first to notice an issue with a comprehensive dental examination
If you would like more information regarding aging and dental health, call or click and schedule an appointment with my dental practice in Downtown Portland. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy at any age is vital. Call for a dental checkup in Portland today.