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Take the Senior Oral Health Test

Getting older can affect your oral health. Some health conditions can affect your mouth, making problems you already have worse. That’s why is especially important to get good dental care as an older adult. Find out how much you know about teeth by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Aging.

1. All people eventually lose their teeth as they age.
2. If you have dentures, you no longer need regular dental checkups.
3. The biggest dental problem in older adults is gum disease.
4. Electric toothbrushes are a good option for people with arthritis or other conditions that make it difficult to maneuver a toothbrush.
5. "Dry mouth" is a normal part of aging.
6. If you notice white or red patches on your gums or tongue, you should see your dentist.
7. It's important to clean dentures thoroughly at least once a day.
Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim, APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 3/24/2015
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