Canadians of all ages can enjoy good oral health and benefit from regular professional dental care. Provided you look after them, your teeth and gums will look good and stay healthy for life.
As you age, however, you may need to make a few changes in the way you care for your teeth and gums. If you need advice on looking after your teeth and gums, or those of a dependent relative or friend, your dentist and the Canadian Dental Association can provide you with valuable information.
You are never too old to have healthy teeth and gums. And you are never old enough to stop seeing your dentist! Your dentist wants to make sure you maintain healthy teeth and gums for your whole life. This section explains how your needs change as you get older.
Flossing & Brushing – Along with a regular check up, brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do for your dental health.
Denture Care – You need to care for false teeth and partial dentures as carefully as you would look after natural teeth.
Tips for Caregivers – You may find yourself looking after the health of someone else. This person may be family, or a close friend. There is a lot you can do to help when this person needs mouth care.
The Check Up – Everybody needs regular dental checkups. The reason is simple: even if you brush and floss every day, you cannot see all the parts of your own mouth.