At what age do older people lose their teeth. There are always people jokingly saying, Be careful about losing your teeth when you get old. Is it true that older people will lose their teeth? In fact, this is a misconception. As long as we do oral health care in daily life, healthy teeth can With a lifetime. The following editors introduce the age of tooth loss in the general elderly:
In 2001, the World Health Organization set a goal for dental care for middle-aged and elderly people: at the age of 80, at least 20 teeth can chew normally. However, in China, the results of the third national oral health epidemiological survey released by the Ministry of Health showed that among the elderly aged 65-74 years, 86.1% had tooth loss, and the average number of teeth remaining was 20.97 and 10.51%. There is not one tooth full. Only 57.68% of people have more than 20 permanent teeth. The prevalence of dental caries and periodontal disease in the remaining natural teeth is also high. This is because of oral health knowledge of the elderly is relatively poor, and the body functions are beginning to age. Therefore, the risk of dental caries and periodontal disease is much higher than that of young people.
1, brush your teeth in the morning and evening, rinse with salt water. The elderly should insist on brushing their teeth with warm water every morning and evening. Brushing their teeth before going to bed is more important than brushing them in the morning. In addition, after three meals a day, you can use mouthwater to rinse your mouth with water. When you rinse your mouth, you should use water as much as possible to remove food residues in the teeth.
2, diet teeth. Eat less hot, cold, sour, and sweet foods; eat more coarse grains to enhance the chewing power and self-cleaning effect of your teeth; eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, and provide sufficient nutrition to periodontal tissues.
3. Go to the hospital for inspection every six months to one year. The elderly who have already had oral diseases need to be actively treated, dental caries to be filled, and periodontal disease to be treated with systematic periodontal treatment.
4, the less teeth, the more you need to cherish. Many middle-aged and elderly people want to extract all their teeth and wear dentures when they have trouble. In fact, keeping natural teeth as much as possible can not only avoid alveolar bone absorption, but also improve the stability and chewing function of dentures.
5, 叩 teeth transport tongue. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, proper tooth decay and tongue transport are good methods for oral health care. Tooth decay is to make the upper and lower teeth fight, 30 times a day, morning and evening each time; tongue movement is to turn the tongue back and forth in the mouth, promote saliva secretion, and have a certain effect on preventing mucosal dry mouth.
6. Massage the gums. Use your thumb and index finger to massage the gums in a certain direction for 5 minutes each time to promote blood circulation in the gums, alveolar and dental pulp, and prevent gum atrophy.