According to the WHO, there is an annual increase in the worldwide population by 1.7%, whereas population of 65 years and above is increasing at a rate of 2.5%. In India, the percentage of the people who are above 60 years is around 7.6% of the total population, which is around 76 million. The highest number of old age disease called oral cancer is in India.
You may prone to face oral challenges and issues, as you grow old.You may face great rates of dental decay, gum disease, loss of tooth, oral cancer, and different mouth infections. The surfaces of the tooth are impacted by coming in contact with foods which are acidic like citrus fruits and carbonated drinks.
Dental symptoms in older adults
Oral health plays an important role in your overall health and safety. You should learn proper dental hygiene, like brushing, flossing and controlling the intake of sugar.
Common dental problems for elders are:
Blacken teeth: The normal color of the teeth can be either white to whitish-yellow or whitish-gray. As you age, the bony tissue which lies below the tooth enamel changes because of the foods and drinks that we consume. Enamel is the outer covering of your teeth. The decline of the outer layer of enamel makes the yellow dentin to be seen, making darkened teeth.