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Adults: Their Dental Concerns

Turning 40 is considered a milestone in a person’s life, by this age, many of our life goals have been reached. However, when we reached this age, diseases like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure become a familiar topic of discussion amongst this age group.

Now, age will have a much deeper effect on your health, these include your teeth and gums as much as the rest of your body.

We know that when you reached this age group, you will have several concerns, among these dental concerns. We encourage you to keep having regular dental check-ups and discuss with the dentist all your dental concerns, by working together you can keep strong teeth and a beautiful smile.

Adults 40 and More: Their Dental Concerns

It is important that once you reached the age of 40 you take all the necessary steps to prevent disease and to make sure your teeth and gums are in the best health possible. If you have never visited the dentist Sani Dental Group recommends you to start today.

Below you can read the most common dental concerns our visitors had.

Dry Mouth

We all can suffer from Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) but if you notice that your mouth is always dry, then it might be time to visit the dentist. Once at the dentist's office, your dentist will check your oral cavity for signs of decay that can result from the decreased salivary flow. Keep in mind that dry mouth can be caused by a variety of reasons, these include:

  • Side Effects In:
    • Diseases and Infections
    • Medications
    • Medical Treatments
  • Nerve Damage
  • Dehydration
  • Your Lifestyle

If you suffer from dry mouth, by itself it may not a serious oral problem, but ignoring its symptoms can lead to gum disease (gingivitis). There are several treatment options for dry mouth; the treatment option your doctor prescribes will depend on the cause and the deep of the lesion.

For more information, we invite you to read our post: Dental Health and Dry Mouth


Gum disease is an infection in the gum area; the infection can be anything from simple gum inflammation to serious disease. In its early stages, the effects of gum disease can be reversible; but if one does not properly take care of gum infection, it can lead to a more serious and destructive periodontal disease called periodontitis.

This is why regular and constant visits to the dentist are so important; if you treat an infection on time, you can keep strong teeth and a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Sani Dental Group advises you to brush twice a day, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet and schedule regular dental visits. Not doing this can lead to tooth decay, missing teeth, or oral cancer (Oropharyngeal).

For more information, we invite you to read our post: Gum Disease

Missing Teeth

There are many reasons why one could lose one or more teeth. Tooth decay is one of the primary reasons for which one can loss teeth, fortunately there are several ways to solve this problem. When visiting the dental clinic, ask your dentist what options you have to correct this problem and which is best suitable for your case.

A missing tooth can affect how you speak or eat, how you chew, shift teeth and in some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

Fact: The average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth.

Below are the 3 most common options a dental clinic offers to replace a lost tooth or group of teeth.

  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Implants

For more information, we invite you to read our post: A Dental Bridge, Partial Denture, Dental Implant; which one is better?

Oral Cancer

There are so many diseases that affect today’s society, some are curable and others are simply deadly. Cancer is a malignant abnormal growth of cells/tissue. Today scientists today have identified 100 types of cancers, the most common including brain, breast, colon, liver, lung, lymph nodes, prostate, and/or skin.

In the case of oral cancer, the lesion occurs when tissue grows abnormally – the abnormal growth can happen in the lips, tongue, cheeks, pharynx, and its surrounding areas.

At Sani Dental Group your oral health is important, we want you to spend enjoyable moments with your family. Our dental clinic is constantly preparing our staff for all the newest dental procedures, we want to keep your oral cavity clean and safe from diseases. When oral cancer is diagnosed and detected on time the risk of spreading this disease is drastically reduced.

For more information, we invite you to read our post: Oral Cancer

There are many oral diseases that can affect us, but early detection will prevent many of these. Our dental clinic in Los Algodones has more than 25 certified dentists; all with skills and experience, each capable of diagnosing, operating, and offering you post-surgery dental care instructions.

Why not visit Sani Dental Group, allow us to answer all your dental concerns and take care of your oral need, by working together you can keep strong teeth and a beautiful smile.