As you age, it’s even more crucial to look after your dental health. Poor oral health can negatively affect your quality of life and even overall health. Common problems experienced later in life include tooth loss and tooth decay, gum disease (periodontal disease), and dry mouth (xerostomia).
How ageing can affect your dental and general health
If your teeth aren’t in great shape, it can affect your ability to chew food properly. This can impact your diet, and without adequate nutrition, your general health may be compromised. Gum disease is a frequent problem and is closely linked to many chronic health conditions, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As you age, it’s more likely that you may need prescription medications. Many of these can cause dry mouth. When your mouth isn’t moist enough, it increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
How we can help you
Every patient visiting Woombye Dental is provided with a personalised treatment plan. This plan is regularly updated to account for any changes to your oral health or general health and will help counteract the effects of ageing. We cannot hold back the years, but regular preventative dental care will help you to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy mouth.