Baby Boomer's Oral Health
Baby boomers are those of us between the ages of 56 -75 years of age. Baby boomers make up 27% of Canada’s population.
Boomers are living a much different lifestyle than their parents did at this age. We are more active, working longer and taking much better care of our health.
Advances in medicine play a large role in the health of boomers. However, our understanding of how we are largely responsible for our health is also key to staying healthy.
Understanding the link between our oral health and physical health is crucial at this time in our lives.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been linked to such conditions as:
*High blood pressure
Researchers are also looking into the links between poor oral health, Alzheimer’s and Post-menopausal breast cancer.
Our teeth like our bones tend to become more brittle as we age and the increase in medications, we are taking in these years can also affect our oral health. Dry mouth is more prevalent in people taking medication. A dry mouth can cause cavities due to decreased saliva production.
Missing teeth, broken/chipped or untreated dental issues all contribute to poor oral and general health.
A Positive Note: While this information seems so ominous. There are many things we can do to change the negative impacts of poor oral health.
VISIT YOUR DENTIST AND HYGIENIST REGULARLY
*Practice proper oral hygiene at home
*Brush twice a day and floss at least once per day
*Eat a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients
*Consume less sugar in food and drinks
*Consume more water. It is recommended that you drink at least 2 litres of water per day.
Oshawa Centre Dental Office is truly the solution to all of your dental needs. Along with general dentistry, we offer :
All are located in our office for your convenience. We are located on the main level of the Oshawa Centre, directly across from Shoppers Drug Mart. There is plenty of parking and we are only steps away from the bus terminal.
At Oshawa Centre Dental Office you will find a safe, non-judgemental friendly atmosphere. We are a patient-focused dental office. We have been serving Oshawa and surrounding areas for more than 30 years.
Contact us today to get started on the road to better oral health!
Disclaimer: This article is meant for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat or be a substitute for professional medical or dental advice.