Questions? Call 1-888-632-5353

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > You don't have to be young to get a cavity

You don't have to be young to get a cavity
Updated: 3/28/2012 7:00:27 PM
 

You don  

A recent New York Times article pointed out that tooth decay is on the rise in children, and many dentists are reporting that kids are coming in for their first dental visit with not just one, but multiple cavities. Unfortunately, it's not just children who have to worry about getting a cavity, as tooth decay can strike people of any age.

For example, The Palm Beach Post recently spoke to Mitchel Senft, D.M.D., about whether seniors need to be concerned about cavities.

"Sorry to say, but as a senior, your ability to properly clean your mouth is not as proficient as it once was, due to loss of dexterity as we age.Your teeth have had many years of function and, therefore, have a lot of wear and irregular surfaces, which allow for easy accumulation of plaque," said Senft, quoted by the news source.

The dentist recommended that seniors be sure to brush, floss and visit their dental health professional to ensure that they do not have poor oral hygiene.

For more information on discount dental plans, call 1-888-632-5353

Customer Care - 1-888-632-5353 Toll Free

© 2012 Brafton Inc.

Add to Google MSN Dental  Add Dental To My Yahoo  Subscribe with Bloglines   Dental News Feed

The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.

 

                          
Additional Articles
Do you have a tooth abscess? Treat it ...
Are veneers right for you?
6 tips for child dental care this Hall...
What you should know about dental care...
Some dentists aim to bring care to und...
Does your tooth hurt? It may need a ro...
Gum disease may contribute to Alzheime...
Research suggests a link between oral ...
Dental care expenses are rising, where...
Many Connecticut seniors don't have de...
Bioteeth may be on the way
Chicago area in need of dental care 
Dentist stresses that the mouth is the...
Dentist stresses that the mouth is the...
Stay in shape to avoid gum disease
Children in Washington state are missi...
What issues can arise with dental impl...
Why is chewing ice bad for your teeth?
Dental Care Habits: 5 Ways to Change Y...
Best foods for boosting your dental he...
Tennessee kids need better dental care...
You don't have to be young to get a ca...
Things pregnant women should know abou...
Remote Area Medical hosts annual free ...
Free clinic reaches out to Idaho veter...
Florida dentists partner with schools ...
New legislation may assist children wi...
National dental products provider anno...
California's telemedicine project to i...
States address dentist shortage to imp...
Soldiers need dental health screenings...
Minnesota creates mid-level dental hea...
Solve the problem of sensitive teeth
Veterans face barriers to dental care
How to recognize and combat gingivitis
How to overcome dental visit fears
Brushing could keep heart disease at b...
Kent County report affirms national or...
Recognize the dental dangers of health...
Idaho clinic hopes to expand services


is Searching for
in ZIP Code

FIND YOUR PLAN NOW

Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2014 DentalPlans.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.