Aging and Oral Health: Nutrition

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we know that oral health knows no age limits. Before babies cut teeth and long into the aging process, dental health matters. Today we begin a series on dental health as it relates to aging.

Good oral hygiene can prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and the loss of teeth.  Good oral hygiene also helps older adults maintain proper nutrition. Because a well-balanced diet is essential at every age, keeping the teeth, gums, and jaw functional means keeping the entire body well-nourished.  Oftentimes, a change in appetite or new food aversions in an older adult can be traced to dental problems. If you notice an aging parent eating less or choosing only soft or room-temperature foods, a dental issue may be the cause. Repairing the dental issue could mean restoring the ability to eat a well-balanced diet.

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we are passionate about dental health at every age. Call us at 321.724.1400 to schedule an appointment and we’ll  help keep you family members healthy for years to come!