Beautiful bright healthy teeth have long been associated with signs of youth. Many characteristics of our teeth and smiles can reveal the signs of aging. The colour, shape, and length of our teeth change over the years due to normal wear and tear. “Gravity”, and natural facial changes make our lower faces shrink and sink in, resulting in less of our upper teeth showing as we speak and smile. Loss of collagen and diminished muscle tone allow wrinkles to form around our mouth and lips.
During the last generations, lost teeth were considered an inevitable consequence of aging. Now we know how to better care for our smiles as they age. With modern advances, you can have a comfortable, healthy smile for life!
Must-Do, Ages 60+
For the most part, losing your teeth during your golden years has little to do with getting old and almost everything to do with gum disease or decays. It’s common as we age because our immune systems can’t fight off inflammation as easily. Regular check-ups and cleanings greatly help protect you from this problem.
Many medications precipitate dry mouth, a side effect which can hurt your oral health. Keep us up to date on your medications and any medical issues you’re having. Here are few tips that you should take into consideration;