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Age and Oral Health

Oral changes with age

Is tooth loss inevitable in your later years? How concerned should adults be about cavities? Here you’ll find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health.

National survey reveals baby boomers miss links between oral and overall health

Baby boomers looking for the warning signs of adult-onset diseases may be overlooking key symptoms in their mouth that should signal alarms about their overall health. According to a survey commissioned by the Academy of General Dentistry, 63 percent of baby boomers (ages 45-64) with an oral symptom considered to be a key indicator of a more serious health condition, were unaware of the symptom`s link to the condition. Failure to recognize oral health’s ability to hold valuable clues could eventually end up¬†impacting our overall health.