Aging is inevitable, tooth loss not

Written by: Simón Pardiñas López
Published: | Updated: 16/05/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®


Not long ago, it was rare for a person to go to bed without removing your dentures. However, the endentulismo (missing teeth) in our country has declined in recent decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25 percent of the current population of over 65 years has no teeth.


Prevention of periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in older adults. Although the likelihood of developing periodontal disease increases with age, maintaining health of the gums can help preserve natural teeth for a lifetime. Not everyone can avoid the signs of aging, such as wrinkles or the need to wear glasses, but gum disease can often be prevented.




Periodontics A wide variety of risk factors makes older individuals are particularly susceptible to periodontal disease, especially in the presence of other diseases. Studies have shown a relationship between periodontal disease and other conditions associated with aging, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or heart disease. In addition, there are other factors that can influence the progression of gum disease, such as drugs, mental health, memory loss, decreased saliva secretion or functional alterations.

To help prevent periodontal disease and maintain a healthy smile as you get older, it is important to keep you informed and updated to its specialist Dentistry any sign of change in your overall health. The purpose is to maintain controlled oral care before these changes could lead to higher and more developed mouth problems.


Periodontal disease Recommendations to prevent periodontal disease

The best advice to prevent periodontal disease is the comprehensive care appears in daily oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and regular dental visits. In the event that the gum disease develops, we recommend consultation with a professional expert, that is, with a periodontist, and thus apply an effective treatment. A periodontist is a dentist with several years of additional specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Simón Pardiñas López

Prestigious specialist in Dentistry, Dr. Pardiñas López is a dentist, with extensive training in endodontics, implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery. His academic career abroad, taught by the best professionals, makes him a top-level doctor.

Currently, he works in the Pardiñas Clinic , one of the most prestigious clinics in Galicia. Assistant to a multitude of national and international courses, he is a member of the main national and international scientific societies.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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