Dental Care for the Elderly
As people live longer lives, our teeth need to last us for a longer time. Nowadays our set of permanent teeth needs to last 80 or even 90 years so care and maintenance of aging teeth and gums is critical.
Quality of life is improved when people retain their own teeth ideally or have well-fitting dentures which allow them to eat comfortably, chew a variety of foods to ensure good nutrition, speak clearly and confidently and have a healthy self-esteem coming from a youthful appearance.
Dentures should not be worn at night ever.