Common oral problems among seniors

As you age, your body might be facing health problems that can become serious when left unmanaged – including oral problems. Although age is not the sole determinant of a person’s dental wellness, medical conditions associated with aging may compromise oral health. Weak jaw bones, for instance, may result in tooth loss and gum problems, while arthritis can make flossing almost impossible.

Here are just some of the common oral problems many elderly in the U.S. are facing today:

  • Dry mouth
  • Gum disease
  • Discolored teeth
  • Diminished/lost sense of taste
  • Gum disease
  • Periodontal disease
  • Thrush (classified by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans)
  • Stomatitis (classified by the inflammation of the mucus membrane of the mouth, often caused by dentures)

Managing oral issues early on can prevent further complications that may damage your health and compromise your finances. For your dental health concerns, visit Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and the rest of his team or call our office at (512) 259-3365 to schedule an appointment today.