Good oral health care is essential for healthy living. As they age, some adults may be surprised to experience certain dental problems that seem to spontaneously occur. Though these conditions can vary a great deal from person to person, seniors are at higher risk for certain oral health problems. This September, we’re celebrating Healthy Aging Month by discussing the oral conditions that commonly show up in old age, and ways to prevent them. Read on to learn about three oral problems and our best anti-aging tips to avoid them!
Don’t forget, healthy aging for seniors includes oral health! Poor oral health not only affects how your teeth function, but can leave you more susceptible to heart disease and diabetes. This September, we challenge all our patients to reflect on how well their oral habits are preparing them for healthy aging in the future. No one wants to spend their golden years in and out of the dentist’s office for various oral procedures. With regular dental appointments and daily oral hygiene, you can lower your risk for these conditions. To schedule your next appointment at Penn Dental Medicine, you can reach us at 215-898-8995.
What are you thinking about changing about your dental hygiene this Healthy Aging Month? Share your thoughts with our dentists when you come in for your next appointment!