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Older people ‘have a range of problems’

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Older people are findig gum disease to be a bigger problem than decay.

Many older people are no longer suffering from bad teeth, but instead are feeling the pain caused from poor gum health.

The problems facing older people in the modern world are no longer losing their teeth because of decay, but instead they are doing so because of gingivitis and gum disease.

In addition, there is a growing trend for sensitive teeth and exposed gums.

“We see so many perfect teeth now, through orthodontics, great home and dental care, but what we have as a result of the aging population is great teeth and poor gums,” commented Pickering dentist Dr Steven Weiner.

Elsewhere, Doc Q recently posted a blog on Q News that claimed people should look to visit their dentists at least twice a year and they should ensure they brush their teeth twice daily.

Furthermore, oral health can receive a boost through perfecting the technique of brushing, with people advised to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a gentle, circular motion.

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