How to Prevent Periodontal Disease as you Age

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While many health problems are out of your control, gum disease is one that you’re able to completely prevent. Discover what it takes to keep your smile very healthy.

More than your Smile is at Stake

Periodontal disease may be very common, but it’s also very serious, especially for older adults. For many, the first signs of gum disease are swollen, sore, bleeding gums. This can make it painful for seniors to eat and get the proper nutrition they need, which is already a problem for many. Plus, you may not realize that gum disease in seniors can have larger health implications. See, periodontal disease has been linked to many health conditions, such as heart disease and tissue damage. That’s why seniors must understand the importance of taking good care of their smiles.

The Cause and the Cure

Gum disease is a dental condition where your gums and other tissues near your teeth get swollen and infected. If not promptly treated, it can advance into a more severe stage called periodontal disease. No matter the stage or your age, the leading cause of the condition is improper dental hygiene at home. Gum disease is very common, but you won’t have to deal with this problem if you protect your dental health.

Smart Suggestions to Prevent Gum Disease in Seniors

With age comes wisdom, so be smart about protecting your smile. Luckily, you can significantly reduce your risk for periodontal disease with proper dental hygiene at home and regular visits to an affordable dentist. Follow these simple tips to keep your smile healthy throughout the years:

  • Talk to your dentist about the proper way to brush your teeth.
  • Brush at least twice a day, or as recommended for your needs.
  • Brush your teeth in circular motions at a 45-degree angle to your gums for the most comprehensive cleaning.
  • Be very gentle when brushing.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day.
  • If flossing has become challenging, call your dentist to ask about simpler flossing options.
  • Visit an affordable dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year.

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