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We have compiled here a list of blog posts about older adults’ dental health and oral care. Some of the main topics are prevention of senior dental care complications, the cost of dental care for older adults, the problems caused by diseases like diabetes, or information about common conditions like teeth sensitivity or dry mouth.
In recent years, medical professionals have begun to see a large correlation between your oral health and your overall health, including your mind and body. This Mouth and Body Connection has been a huge topic of conversation for the past decade.
Having a dry mouth can be irritating. It makes it difficult to eat or talk and can even lead to nausea. Though, one of the biggest problems with having a dry mouth is the toll it can take on your oral health. Dry mouth can promote gum disease and tooth decay.
Cavities are common in older adults both on the crown surface, the portion of the tooth covered by enamel, and the root surface. Recent research suggests that older adults are more likely to develop new cavities on the crown and root surfaces at a greater rate than younger populations.
If you or someone you care for has diabetes, you may have heard a doctor or dentist mention the term Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when referring to tests that monitor blood sugar levels. It can be a real challenge to keep up with the true meaning of all of these values, so we’d like to answer some frequently asked questions regarding HbA1c.