Taking good care of our teeth is a lifetime’s work that starts in the earliest years. Proper brushing and flossing, seeing a dentist regularly and watching what we eat and drink are all part of a good dental health regimen that will help teeth last a lifetime.
However, certain dental problems are more likely in middle age and later. Among these dental issues are:
• Dry mouth
• Gum disease
• Tooth decay
As we age, maintaining oral health becomes more challenging — and brushing twice daily, flossing and regular check-ups become even more important to avoid unwanted dental issues.
Seniors may benefit from prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste, which provides extra protection against cavities.