“HE, WHO IS BORN, HAS TO GO THROUGH CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND OLD AGE”
To lead a quality of life in old age, one needs teeth not only to appreciate taste but also for proper nutrition.
As ages, without regular visits to the dentist & good oral hygiene a number of problems can arise:
- Dry mouth.
- Root decay.
- Gum disease.
- Uneven jawbone caused by tooth loss.
- Denture-induced tissue inflammation.
- Overgrowth of fungus in the mouth, known as thrush.
- Attrition (loss of teeth structure by mechanical forces)
- Oral Cancer.
These conditions can lead to further problems which adversely affect a senior’s ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle and quality of life; including the inability to chew or eat, mouth and gum pain, irritation due to ill-fitting dentures and implants, missing teeth, cavities and decay.