Gum disease is a much more common problem in the elderly than the young due to many more years of exposure to food and drink. The earliest stages of gum disease are reversible so seeing your dentist for a regular check-up will prevent gum disease from spiralling out of control resulting in tooth loss and dentures.
Common signs of gum disease:
Mouth and throat cancer
Mouth and throat cancer are more likely to occur in the over 40’s so it is essential you are aware of the signs and symptoms. Please see below for the signs and symptoms of mouth and throat cancer:
Seeing your dentist regularly is the best way to identify and treat mouth and throat cancer in the initial phases.
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