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Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Care after Middle Age

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.


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