Poor oral health is an epidemic and public health crisis for seniors in the United States. If improvements in access, affordability, education and awareness do not occur, oral disease and related health issues will become an increasingly prevalent and costly public health issue for our aging population. As oral health is inextricably linked to our overall health and well-being, establishing and maintaining good oral healthcare is critical to successful aging.
With proper home care and access to dental services, loosing teeth as we age is completely preventable. At the Senior Dental Center, we not only provide access to affordable oral healthcare but also educate seniors on how best to take care of their teeth and gums at home.
Dental professionals recommend regular checkups at least once a year to look for early signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Older adults are at increased risk for these conditions, making dental visits integral to maintaining their overall health and well-being.
Untreated tooth decay can lead to a host of other problems including increased sensitivity, pain, and infections that can spread to other parts of the body.
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