Age & Oral Health

Oral Health Changes with Age

Is tooth loss a given in your senior years? Should adults be concerned about cavities? As you get older, here are helpful answers to frequently asked questions about oral health.

National survey reveals boomers miss the connection between oral and overall health.

If you’re looking for warning signs of adult-onset diseases, you might be overlooking key symptoms in your mouth. These symptoms could signal alarms about your general health. A survey commissioned by the Academy of General Dentistry found that 63 percent of boomers (ages 45-64) with an oral symptom, which was a key indicator of a more serious problem, weren’t aware of the symptom`s link to the condition. This lack of knowledge about recognizing such symptoms could negatively impact their overall health.