web analytics

Why Do Dental Problems Increase With Age?

As people get older they expect their body to change, but there are also changes to the mouth, teeth and gums.

The mouth may become more sensitive, and this can lead to problems with pain from dentures.

As people get older and frailer, or if they experience a sudden weight loss, the gums also shrink and if they have dentures these may no longer fit properly. Poorly fitting dentures can cause mouth problems due to wear.

Illnesses which are common in older people can also cause dental problems, such as diabetes or arthritis.

A dry mouth can lead to many oral problems, which particularly affect denture wearers.

It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices in order to prevent gum disease.

It is also important to ensure that false teeth fit well, as slack dentures can make chewing more difficult and painful. They can also cause inflammation of the gums.

Options for loose teeth include the use of denture fixative to hold teeth in place, or flexible dentures which are softer on the more delicate gums.

It’s especially important that caregivers clean dentures properly and watch for inflammation that could lead on to more serious problems.

more

Dentures News

Dentures Made From Real Teeth
The news that having dentures made from real teeth could be a reality may surprise many people.
Free Denture Services At Wise Remote Area Medical Event
Remote Area Medical, which was set up by Stan Brock in 1985, will be offering their services to...
Helping People Get Free False Teeth
There are many charities and other dental organizations that are helping people get free false...
Ill Fitting Dentures? Here's An Alternative To Denture Glue
Ever since men and women have worn false teeth there has been a need to solve the problem of ill...
Diamond Encrusted 24 Carat False Teeth
If you are wondering how much do the best dentures cost, you are not alone. Every day people have...
Dentures In A Day
A growing number of dental clinics are now offering dentures in a day. Due to the busy lifestyles...