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Cracked teeth ‘often a problem for older people’

Posted by Joanne Mellor

Older people must keep a close eye on their oral health if they are to avoid issues such as cracked teeth, according to Professor Robin Seymour, a leading periodontologist and advisor to Dentyl Active, the leading alcohol-free mouthwash you can see working.

The specialist pointed out dry mouth is another of the major problems that may arise, with this particularly concerning as it can cause tooth decay.

Dental marketing campaigns may therefore need to include tips for older people on the best ways to look after their teeth and gums.

“Teeth do become more brittle as a result of the ageing so there is an increased propensity for them to crack,” Professor Seymour said, adding these teeth are more likely to have been restored, which again boosts the chances of them breaking.

Chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation Dr Nigel Carter previously singled out the necks of teeth as a problem area for older people.

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