Aging is a natural process. Unfortunately, it often coincides with more frequent dental issues, such as dry mouth, tooth decay, and periodontal infections. Medical conditions like diabetes or kidney disease have the potential to cause tooth decay and enamel loss, as do certain over-the-counter and prescription medications.
It is essential to stay up to date with regular dental checkups as you age to help maintain optimal oral and overall health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends at least one checkup and cleaning per year, though your dentist may recommend more frequent visits to help you achieve the best oral health.