Older adults face a number of oral health problems, including:
While older adults lose more teeth than younger adults, many older adults keep most of their natural teeth for a lifetime.
As the jaws shrink and the teeth drift, they may no longer fit together properly.
This condition, which is inflammation of the tissue underneath a denture, affects about one-third of older adults.
This fungal infection is more likely to develop in older adults who take diuretics or steroids or who have medical problems.
With age comes a number of changes that affect oral and general health. Some of these changes are:
Learn about your own body’s signs of aging and be aware of any changes that may occur.