Oral Health for Older Adults

Taking care of your teeth and gums as you get older can prevent problems like toothaches, tooth decay (cavities), and tooth loss. A healthy mouth also makes it easier for you to eat well and enjoy food.

It’s especially important to take care of your teeth and gums if you have a health condition like diabetes or heart disease – or if you’re taking medicines that can cause oral health problems.

Christine Oral Cancer Her Story

During high school, Christine wanted to fit in, so she began smoking at age 16. She became addicted and continued smoking menthol cigarettes for 28 years. In 2007, at age 44, Christine’s life would change forever. She quit smoking when a biopsy of a growth inside her cheek revealed oral cancer. After 35 radiation treatments […]