It is a myth that it is normal for us to lose our teeth as we age and that most older adults need dentures.

If you maintain good oral hygiene by keeping up with daily brushing and flossing, visiting your dental provider regularly, and following through with treatments needed, you can maintain your smile and natural teeth for life.

Click on the topic areas to learn more about proper oral care for this dental stage.

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