Ageing isn’t always simple, and your mouth is no exception. Last century, the need for dentures in later life was a foregone conclusion.
Today, three-quarters of people over 65 retain at least some of their natural teeth.
At the same older people suffer higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, mouth infections, and tooth loss. These problems are nothing to smile about, but you can still do a lot to keep your mouth looking and feeling younger than its years.