Seniors in Atlanta understand that healthy teeth are important for their overall health. Regular dental visits are important and can help to prevent periodontal disease, gingivitis, gum disease, tooth decay, plaque build-up and tooth decay. Thankfully, there are many solutions for seniors in Atlanta who develop dental problems, including dental fillings, crowns, dentures, implants and bridges, with the goal in most cases to treat teeth instead of pulling teeth. Seniors in Atlanta have many qualified dentists to choose from who can help them to maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

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Some believe that sickness starts with an unhealthy mouth.

In fact, U.S. researchers found that men who had periodontal disease had a 63 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than men with healthy teeth and gums. Men who lost teeth within the past four years were especially likely to develop pancreatic cancer, as reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute .

Senior citizens, the fastest growing portion of the U.S. population, are keeping their teeth longer than prior generations and have special dental needs.

Adult tooth loss is often a result of oral disease and not of the aging process.

Most oral disease can be prevented and largely reversed through careful oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Regular dental visits are essential for senior citizens, even for the 44 percent of elderly adults who no longer have their teeth. Dentists can adjust uncomfortable dentures and screen for oral cancer.

In order to avoid oral diseases and to maintain natural teeth, seniors who do not have a regular dentist should find a dentist and schedule a consultation visit. Explain your condition and concerns, make sure you feel comfortable with him/her, and bring your medication list.

Many medications can cause a decrease in the saliva flow, which suppresses the normal buffering action of the saliva. The resulting dry mouth condition can lead to dental decay, which can lead to tooth loss. Special mouth rinses can be prescribed to increase the saliva flow and reduce plaque build-up.

Most important is to see your dentist regularly. If help is needed in getting to a dentist, contact your local senior center to see if any programs are available.

Family members should play an active role in encouraging the oral health of loved ones, no matter where they live, and help them schedule regular dental visits.

New technology is being developed every day to promote healthy, beautiful, and well-functioning teeth. For your good health, make this a priority.

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