Gums may recede as you get older and your teeth may become more sensitive as a result. Your dental team will be able to show you the best brushing methods to keep gum problems under control, and suggest a toothpaste to deal with the sensitivity.
As you get older, you may find it more difficult to clean your teeth if you have problems with the mobility of your hands or arms, or if your eyesight is poor. The dental team at Muswell Hill Smile will be able to give you help and advice on the best aids to use. A magnifying mirror and good lighting is always helpful and there are helpful gadgets that can make gripping and holding a toothbrush much easier.
If you have lost your natural teeth and now have a bridge, implants or dentures, our friendly team can help to show you the most effective way of cleaning these and your own teeth.
People who take regular medication may suffer from dry mouth which is a common side effect of many of the medicines we are prescribed now. Saliva can help protect your teeth against decay, if you have less saliva than usual, you may be more prone to decay. We are happy to advise on the best way to stimulate your own saliva or what mouthwashes can be used to best help to protect your teeth.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is often painless, many people may not know they have it.
Some common signs are:
Not everyone has all these signs. You may have only one.
How can I prevent gum disease and tooth decay?
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