Those over 65 who still have real teeth experience more tooth decay than their younger peers for a number of reasons. As people age, they become more susceptible to xerostomia (dry mouth), periodontal (gum) disease, and dental caries; and more sensitive to drugs such as analgesics and anesthetics, which are often used in dental treatments.
A common cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening can be done either in a dental office or at home. A walk through any local pharmacy or grocery store can illustrate how many are trying to cash in on the procedure’s popularity, but the choices quickly become overwhelming when looking down the aisle lined with competing products.
Have you ever thought about switching to an electrical toothbrush? Learn about the differences between electric and manual toothbrushes, and why electric toothbrushes are a good investment.
Bruxism is the involuntary or unconscious grinding, clenching, or tapping of your teeth. Learn about what this issue, what causes it, and how to prevent it.
No matter how well you care for your teeth, dentures may eventually become necessary for your oral and overall health. Thankfully, high-quality professionally fitted dentures can offer many health benefits.