Aging and Oral Health

How does oral health change as you age?

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.


What are the symptoms associated with aging and oral health?

  • Cavities.
  • Discoloration of your teeth.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Gum disease.
  • Oral Cancer.
  • Tooth wear.


Where can I learn more?

For additional information, please visit the following websites:

Aging and Oral Health
Tooth Discoloration

Contact Us

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.

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