When you age, your teeth age with you; this can put you at risk for some added oral health issues such as darkened teeth. This occurs when the tissue that is under the tooth enamel changes, and it can also occur when eating and drinking foods causes stain on the teeth.
Dry mouth can occur as a side effect of some prescription medicine. You can also begin to loose the efficiency of the taste buds in your mouth. Depending on what you eat or what types of medications you take throughout your life, as you age, the acid in these foods or medications can cause root decay.
If throughout your life you have had poor dental hygiene, you will be exposed to gum disease as you age. This can be made worse if you smoke, if bridges and dentures do not fit properly, and if your diet is poor; this is why it’s important to maintain good dental health practice throughout your life to avoid any issues in the future and why it’s important to maintain regular visits and checkups to your dentist.
Diseases such as anemia, cancer, and diabetes can also be a problem as you age. As well, simple every day things such as flossing or brushing teeth can become difficult with the development of arthritis, as you get older.
Always ensure to visit the dentist so that they can continuously monitor your teeth and dental condition to avoid any issues from developing.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.