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Benefits news: Aging and oral health

Oct 8, 2015

Proper oral care can keep you smiling well into retirement.  Contrary to common belief, tooth loss is primarily the result of preventable oral disease and not a result of the aging process. Taking care of your teeth can help them last a lifetime. 

As you age, your dental needs become increasingly specialized, making regular visits to the dentist even more essential. Some common problems to watch for are:

  • Gum disease - gingivitis or periodontitis
  • Root caries (decay)
  • Oral cancer
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty brushing or flossing
  • Limited dentist access

The best way to achieve good oral health is to prevent disease through daily brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist regularly.

Learn more more at the Delta Dental website

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