As you mature in age, there are a few conditions to be aware of and discuss with your dentist at your regular visits.
Inflammation of the gums, if untreated, can result in loss of bone that holds your teeth in place. To help prevent this:
Some medications can affect your saliva which is important in reducing tooth decay. Keep your dentist updated on any medical conditions or medications you’re taking.
When you’re middle-aged, the chances of developing oral cancer are slightly higher, especially for men in their 40s and 50s. To help prevent this:
It’s important to replace any missing teeth as it will help prevent complete tooth loss later in life. Bridges, dentures or dental implants can be used to replace teeth – your dentist will advise which option is best for you.
Brushing your teeth every day is the most important way to protect your teeth. Our dentists recommend you:
Visiting the dentist for regular dental check-ups is the best way to help: