Everything You Need to Know About Maintaining Oral Health in Older People

We are aware of the fact that as we grow older, our overall health starts taking a toll of the old age and eventually could lead to health problems. However, it is not only our physical health that is at risk or starts showing signs of aging, but also our oral health. Oral problems appear at a young age and once dealt with in the beginning, tend to subside till you become old provided you take good care of your teeth throughout your life.

 

There are different factors that could influence your oral health in later stages of your life and today we will throw light on how one can overcome these problems. Dev’s Oral Care is a leading dental clinic in Pune offering a wide range of dental treatments. In addition, our team of some of the best dentists in Pune has years of experience and expertise in treating dental problems prevalent in the older population.

 

Let’s discuss a few important points related to old age and oral health and how individuals can take good care of the same in old age.

 

Oldage and dental problems

 

As mentioned previously, when you hit old age, your dental health may require additional attention due to an array of problems that could surface at that age. As you start to grow older, your gums begin to recede and your teeth also become more sensitive and vulnerable. However, you do not have to worry about it as our team of experts will guide you and show you effective brushing techniques to ensure gum problems and diseases are at bay.

 

It is also important to understand if you have lost your teeth in the past and are using dentures or bridges, cleaning your teeth may require additional care. Dry mouth is one of the main reasons as to why dental problems emerge in old age since saliva plays an important role in preventing decay and formation of plaque. Our dental experts will recommend the right medication to solve that problem and help you fight oral problems.

 

Gum diseases in old age

 

The main reason why gum diseases occur is the regular build-up of bacteria (plaque). As plaque starts to build-up it eventually leads to swelling and soreness of the gums making it very important to get rid of it regularly. In addition, if not dealt with at the right time, plaque will start to affect the bone beneath the gums and make your teeth weaker.

 

How to detect gum diseases?

 

Most of the gum diseases are painless which is why detecting it may not be an easy task. Some of the most common signs of gum disease include:

 

  1. Bleeding of the gums while brushing
  2. Teeth are loose
  3. Poor breath
  4. Gums start to recede

 

How can you prevent gum diseases and decay?

 

  1. Get rid of the plaque from the teeth every night before sleeping and if possible once during the day.
  2. We recommend that you use a toothpaste that has 1350 to 1500 ppm (parts per million) fluoride. In addition, there are other high-fluoride toothpastes available for tartar control.
  3. Use interdental toothbrushes and dental floss to thoroughly clean your teeth once a day.
  4. Reduce the consumption of food and beverages with high sugar content/
  5. Regular visits to a dentist are very important to assess the condition and also identify any other dental problems.

 

Our teeth become weaker with age if not taken good care off and early signs start showing on your gums. In addition, dry mouth largely leads to dental problems in old age and thus our dentists in Pune recommend the best medication to deal with that issue. Dev’s Oral Care is one of the best dental clinics in Pune with a highly skilled and experienced team of dental experts. In addition, at our state-of-the-art dental clinic, we ensure each and every patient regardless of their age receives the best dental treatment.

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