Find information about common dental problems for adults ages 40 to 60 such as gum disease, missing teeth, mouth or throat cancer, dry mouth, and sensitive.
One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Many older adults have gum, or periodontal disease, caused by the bacteria in plaque, which irritate the gums, making them swollen, red and more likely to bleed. Advanced gum disease can eventually destroy the gums, bone.
Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. One in seven adults aged 35 to 44 years has gum disease; this increases to one in.