Aging And Oral Health..


l Modern dentistry recommends that we strive to keep our natural teeth healthy for as long as possible for the best quality of life. With the advent of new technology in the dental field and improved standards of oral health in recent years, we are retaining our natural teeth longer than ever before. This means that we must maintain consistent oral hygiene and schedule regular dental check ups throughout our lifetime. Dr. Mark Sowell understands that our oral health needs change as we age and would like to discuss some special concerns for adult and senior patients. Later in life, our gums may recede, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. Gum recession can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma, periodontal disease, vigorous brushing, and genetic predisposition. Root exposure is problematic mainly because root surfaces are covered by a material called cementum, which is much softer than enamel and more susceptible to decay. In addition, certain antibiotics can limit the
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Aging And Oral Health..