Poor oral health is an epidemic and public health crisis for seniors in the United States, with more than 25% having no remaining teeth. Establishing and maintaining good oral healthcare is critical to helping older Americans age successfully. Help seniors get the dental care they need today with a donation to the nonprofit Senior Dental Center.
Losing teeth as we age is completely preventable with proper hygienic home care and access to dental services. At the Senior Dental Center, seniors learn how to take care of their teeth, gums, and mouth at home.
Older adults are at increased risk for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Yearly checkups by dental professionals are 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.
Read about challenges with oral health among older adults and the Senior Dental Center in the New York TimesLearn More
Learn about how we address senior oral healthcare concerns while increasing access to affordable dental care in the San Diego Union-Tribune.Learn More
Read the Center for Oral Health's report on the oral health of older adults in CaliforniaLearn More
Read Dr. Becerra's opinion on the importance of strengthening the Denti-Cal system in the Times of San DiegoLearn More
Low Deni-Cal reimbursement rates make it challenging for dentists to care for special needs patients. Learn about legislation focused on closing this gap.Learn More