ADULTS OVER 60–AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

July 03, 2014

ADULTS OVER 60–AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Your mouth is the gateway to your body

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But, that’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and nutritious foods, and speak clearly and confidently. Being mouth healthy is essential for good quality of life.

Your mouth is the gateway to your body
Maintaining good oral health habits now is especially important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only can harm your teeth and gums but may be associated with serious medical conditions. Research has shown that infections in the mouth may be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that are common in older adults. It really only takes a few simple steps, brushing and flossing daily, visiting your dentist regularly and eating nutritious foods to be Mouth Healthy for Life.

Watch the ADA Over 60 Video

Read the More and Take the over 60 Survey by reading the original Article from MouthHealthy.org
Dental Health – Adults Over 60 – American Dental Association.

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