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Your Healthy Family: Senior Dental Care

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As folks are living longer, maintaining their teeth is becoming more of a priority.
A lot of wear and tear happens as people move from their 50's and 60's to their senior years.
Dentists say many seniors need to come in more than twice a year for a cleaning.
"Because maybe they're not as dexterous and they're not getting the toothbrush to all areas of their mouth like they use to. Our hygienists see that an awful lot where their oral hygiene just isn't maintained as it was," said Dr. Fred Guerra with Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs. 
Medications play a big role in oral health, some cause dry mouth which leads to an increased susceptibility of gum disease. 
So talk to your dentist about the medications you're taking. 
It's also important to note, even the best dentistry work done years ago, may need to be replaced. 

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