Thursday April 2nd, 2015
As we age we become more prone to tooth decay and infections of the gums. If dental infections go undetected or ignored, the consequences are not small. Cavities, gum disease, and decay of tooth roots are painful, and expensive to fix. (Medicare does not cover dentistry!) Loss of teeth can result in poor nutrition and social isolation if your loved one is embarrassed. And, gum disease and tooth loss have been linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Here's what to look for as potential signs of dental disease.