Why Good Dental Health Care is so Important for the Elderly

As we grow older, we tend to let things slide, but senior dental health shouldn’t be one of them since it affects your entire body. Instead, seniors need someone to either remind or help them prioritize their oral health. Otherwise we commonly encounter issues like dry mouth and periodontal disease. There are several reasons why we should take these issues just as seriously as we take caring for seniors’ hearts. Heart Disease Research shows there’s a connection between gum and heart diseases. Taking care of your oral hygiene will help ward off heart attacks, strokes, and other heart conditions. The American Academy of Periodontology states that people with periodontal disease, gingivitis, cavities, or missing teeth are twice as likely to have these issues. Pneumonia Older adults who have poor senior dental health are more likely to develop pneumonia because they’re Read More +