Oral changes with ageoral_health

Is tooth loss inevitable in your later years? How much should adults be concerned about cavities? Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older.

Link between oral and overall health

Oral diseases ranging from cavities to cancer are all serious threats to your oral health.  Your oral health is an important part of your overall health.  According to the Canadian Dental Association, research has shown that there may be a direct link between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, as well as pre-term and low-birth-weight babies.  Left unchecked, hidden threats to your oral health – including gum disease, root cavities and infections, and oral cancer – can lead to severe pain, loss of teeth and serious health complications.