Your oral health changes as you get older. At our Brookfield dental practice, we understand how growing older can affect certain conditions regarding oral health. We ask the tough questions that you should also be asking yourself every day when conducting your oral hygiene regimen. Is tooth loss inevitable in your later years? Should you be concerned about cavities?
For the answers to these questions and more regarding your oral health in Brookfield, please contact us for an appointment. If you are part of the baby boomer generation, it is especially important to be aware of your oral health, as a national survey reveals baby boomers often miss the important links between oral and overall health.
When discussing oral health in our Brookfield office, we also take care to look for the warning signs of adult-onset disease, as baby boomers often overlook symptoms they should be concerned about. According to a survey commissioned by the Academy of General Dentistry, 63% of baby boomers (ages 45-64) with an oral symptom considered to be a key indicator of a more serious health condition, were unaware of the symptom's link to the condition. The failure to recognize and understand that oral health and overall health are closely linked could lead to serious problems in later years..