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Oral Health and Aging

Oral Health and AgingHere are some answers about oral health and aging. Many people don’t seem to understand that oral health in aging years isn’t just about maintaining good teeth. In fact, aging brings about a number of changes to the oral cavity just as it affects the other parts and systems within our body. One of the most significant changes that occur in the body as we age is the loss of immunity, which negatively affects the body’s capability of fighting infections as well as diseases. The same can be said about oral cavity. Aging leads to a progressive shift in bacterial habitation within your mouth from good to bad. The bad bacteria or fungus are actively involved in the infections of the gum, tooth decay as well as other oral health problems.

Dental health and aging issues troubling people typically involve tooth caries, oral yeast infection or thrush, periodontal disease, tongue’s allergic manifestation as well as disturbances in the mucosal lining within the affected person’s mouth. They usually result from infections, problems in blood circulation, calcium and vitamin deficiencies, along with poor health issues.

By having regular check-ups at Brighton Implant Clinic, engaging in proper tooth brushing practices, regular flossing, regular denture cleaning and following your dentist’s advice, you can avoid major oral health conditions.

In addition to observing good oral practices, it is also important to take care of your diet as an older adult. Making sure that sugar and fats are consumed in moderate amounts, while increasing the intake of foods rich in calcium, Vitamin B and D along with other essential minerals will be helpful in fighting severe oral and aging problems.

 

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