There are certain oral health issues that can be expected to crop up as we age. We become more susceptible to gum disease, for instance, usually due to plaque buildup. In addition, the long term wear and tear can gradually deteriorate our tooth enamel leaving the underlayers open to bacterial infection. Another surprising fact is that as adults we face a second round of vulnerability to cavities, often due to xerostomia aka “dry mouth,” which can be a side effect of certain over the counter and/or prescription medications.
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