Medications and common chronic illnesses in older adults, such as diabetes or heart disease, put seniors at an increased risk for dental problems.
But due to lack of transportation, age-related memory loss, other cognitive problems, and physical disabilities, it leads to missed dentist appointments and poor dental health for seniors.
Elderly people suffering with poor oral health could be in pain and discomfort and experience problems in their mouth and jaw. They might also have difficulties eating and drinking which could lead to nutritional deficiencies leading to an impact on their wider health.
Proper senior dental care may help prevent common problems, like toothaches, gum disease, and tooth loss. Healthy teeth also help older adults enjoy food and eat better.