Category Archives: oral care in older adults

Seniors Can Still Get Cavities

Were you surprised at your last dental visit that your dentist found a cavity or two? Then you will also be surprised to learn that today children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. As we … Continue reading

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Oral Care Tips for Caregivers

Approximately 39.8 million Americans are caregivers, providing unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. Whether you are a caregiver for a parent, spouse, friend or client, helping them maintain a healthy mouth is critical and can help prevent … Continue reading

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The Aging Mouth: What to Look For

When most baby boomers were growing up, it was normal for their parents’ generation to have dentures. But there is no reason for that to be the case today. In fact, older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than … Continue reading

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Link Between Bone-loss and Gum Disease in Post-menopausal Women

In the first decade after the onset of menopause, women can suffer a rapid spike in bone loss as estrogen levels drop. Lower estrogen levels also impact the mouth and cause inflammatory changes in the body that can lead to … Continue reading

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Older Adults Still at Risk for Cavities

You may be surprised to learn that children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. Contrary to what most of us would expect, getting older puts us at greater risk for dental problems—erosion of tooth enamel, … Continue reading

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Dental Care Tips for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for someone who has difficulty maintaining a healthy mouth on their own, there are some things you can do to ensure good oral health and reduce their risk of developing other health issues. Brushing and … Continue reading

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Common Dental Health Issues During Menopause

While hot flashes and mood swings may be the most recognizable symptoms of menopause, you should also be aware of other menopause-related issues, such as the following, that can affect your dental health: Bone loss and osteoporosis—As a woman’s estrogen … Continue reading

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