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Radiation Tooth Decay in Elderly Cancer Patients

Tooth decay from radiation therapy, known as radiation caries, is a rampant form dental decay that may occur in individuals undergoing radiation therapy for cancer in the head and neck region. It is one of the many side effects associated with radiation therapy. The elderly who are at a greater risk of many different types […]

Sensitive Teeth (Dentin Hypersensitivity)

Dental problems are common at any age but some conditions become more prominent with age as lifelong wear and tear take its toll. The outer layer of the tooth is the enamel. It withstands constant stresses and strains during eating and drinking, as well as with daily cleaning and dental procedures. The part of the […]

Yellow Teeth Color and Tooth Discoloration in the Elderly

Human teeth are not perfectly white as it is often thought to be. The natural color of teeth can vary among individuals and is typically white gray to a light yellow in hue. Sometimes teeth may be a bit more yellow and even border on a light brown despite good dental hygiene and the absence […]

Poor Personal Hygiene in the Elderly

Poor Personal Hygiene in the Elderly

Poor personal hygiene is not an age-specific matter. While children may be less likely to practice good personal hygiene without adult supervision, they are gradually instilled with the fundamentals of hygienic practices over time. The bottom line is that it is a personal issue that may be partly determined by socioeconomic and cultural factors as […]

Gingivitis (Gum Disease) in the Elderly

Gingivitis (Gum Disease) in the Elderly

Gingivitis is a type of gum disease where there is inflammation of the gums. The risk of developing gingivitis increases with age, not only due to the age-related changes in the body but also with certain contributing factors that are more commonly seen in seniors. However, gingivitis can occur in any age group. At times […]

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