As you age, it can become more difficult to care for your body. However, did you know that it can also be more difficult to care for your oral health as you age? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do—and should know—to better care for your teeth as you age.
If you’re older, you’ll be more vulnerable to dry mouth than you were when you were younger. You see, many people take more medications as they age. Certain medications can leave you more vulnerable to dry mouth. If you have this issue, your mouth may not be able to produce enough saliva, leaving you more vulnerable to bad bacteria, tooth decay, and bad breath.
A number of other factors can lead to weakened teeth. For example, as you age, you could develop diabetes. If this happens to you, you’ll be much more vulnerable to gum disease, which can lead to problems such as heart disease, lung disease, and high blood pressure. Furthermore, did you know that your teeth might also weaken as you age? If this happens, your pearly whites could chip, leaving you even more vulnerable to gum disease.
We recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. Ryan Wilson, if you’re interested in avoiding these issues. Practicing good oral hygiene is also extremely important. To learn more about the care you can receive from our team, please don’t hesitate to give Canyon Dental Care a call at (505) 278.7007. We look forward to hearing from you!