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5 Dental Care Concerns Affecting Aging Teeth

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As we get older, many of us try to make our faces and bodies look youthful, but few people really focus on what age has done to their teeth. Discover which dental dangers await and how to save your smile.

The Trials of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can strike at any age, but years of poor dental care and gum disease can increase your risk as you age. To protect aging teeth from tooth decay and the cavities it causes, follow these simple tips:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after meals
  • Use a decay-fighting toothpaste and mouth rinse
  • Floss daily
  • Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings from a trusted dental clinic

The Grind of Gum Disease

Gum disease occurs when tooth decay develops into infections that damage your gums and the bones of your teeth. The condition is actually one of the biggest threats to aging teeth. Luckily, the problem can be treated by your dental care specialist, especially if caught early on. If you notice that your gums are suddenly red, swollen, or bleed very easily, make an appointment at your dental clinic immediately to avoid any lasting dental damage.

The Demand for Dentures

Dentures can improve your comfort, appearance, and confidence as you age by replacing missing teeth and enhancing the look of your smile. But since the aging process naturally changes the shape of your mouth, your dentures will need to be periodically adjusted or remade by your dental clinic to ensure they suit your smile. Remember to treat your dentures as well as you would your natural teeth by practicing proper dental care.

The Development of Dry Mouth

The saliva in your mouth actually helps protect your teeth from plaque and tooth decay. In addition to naturally producing less saliva as you age, certain medical conditions and medications can contribute to a dry mouth. This can make it challenging to speak, eat, and swallow. If you experience dry mouth, talk to your dentist about ways to ease the dryness and ask your doctor about possibly changing medications.

The Onset of Oral Cancer

According to medical experts, adults over age 40 have a higher risk for oral cancer. Since treatment is most effective if the problem is caught early, make sure that your dentist in Ocala regularly checks your mouth for signs of oral cancer. Ask for an oral cancer examination at every dental check-up and cleaning.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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