If you brush and floss consistently and visit the dentist regularly, you have a great chance of maintaining a healthy set of chompers well into your 60s and beyond. And, of course, it’s important to keep up those healthy habits for the rest of your life.
As you age, however, you may have oral health issues that didn’t affect you when you were younger. For example, certain drugs can influence the state of your gums and teeth. It’s important that your dentist know which medications you take. Arthritis in the elbows, wrists, and fingers may make it a challenge to brush and floss.