The loss of teeth is not inevitable as you age. If you properly care for your teeth, they can last a lifetime. Chronic oral diseases such as decay and periodontal disease will progress without treatment as you age. Additionally, as you age, you may take medications that increase the risk of dry mouth and dental decay. Practicing good oral hygiene, having routine dental exams and treatment will prolong the life of your teeth.
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If you are concerned that you may have oral health needs associated with aging, please schedule an appointment for a free screening exam at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at (303) 724-6900.