As we age our preferences in many things change.  So do our medical and dental concerns.  Many middle aged or senior citizens feel that they have reached the stage in life when they no longer have to worry about getting a cavity.  On the contrary, cavities are more common among adults than children.

Sources of fluoride weren’t always as prevalent as they are today.  We weren’t exposed to fluoride toothpastes or mouthwashes and community water supplies only began to be fluoridated in the mid 1940’s and treated systems were spotty at best.  Many of us were raised in rural areas where our drinking water came from below the ground wells.  This is still the case today, in some instances.

Denture wearers may begin to feel some discomfort.  Just as other parts of our body change shape as we get older, so do our gums and jawbones.  A denture may need to be adjusted to adapt.  

The medications that we take - even the over the counter ones - can have an effect on our oral health.  Provide your dentist with a list of all medications and keep him aware of any changes.

Arthritis is a common ailment for members of the older generation.  It can become hard to manipulate a toothbrush to reach every part of your mouth.  Dentists often recommend switching to an electric brush.

Don’t neglect your dental health at any age.  Visit the Harman Family Dental Center in Parker.  Call today @ 720-809-7789.