What is the main cause for tooth loss in adults and the elderly?
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) affects 4 out of 5 in adults, especially the elderly.
Early warning signs are:
1. Loose teeth
2. Receding gums
3. Bleeding gums
4. Shifting teeth
5. Bad breath
6. Changes in bite
What is your best defense against gum disease?
Good oral home care (especially flossing daily) and regular dental visits.
How does a cavity occur?
Cavities start with plaque and food debris building up on your teeth. Bacteria feed on the sugar and food in our mouths and excrete acids, which weaken tooth enamel and results in cavity formation.
How can cavities and decay be prevented?
Brushing your teeth after each meal and flossing daily, as well as eating less sugar, will keep you on the right track for good dental health .