Dental Health As We Age - Part 1
As you age, your oral health often changes. If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, you can experience oral health problems that could lead to serious medical problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, or respiratory infections. A report from the CDC shows rates of oral cancer peak after age 60. And yet nearly 40% of older adults haven't seen a dentist in the past year. That percentage holds even for people who are experiencing pain due to a tooth or gum issue.